McLeod Dillon is pleased to announce Nurse of the Year - Lisa Johnson, RN, (Women's Services) and Medical Surgical Tech of the Year - Mecoe Jones, MST, (Women's Services). The "Rookie" of the Year is awarded to a nurse that has been employed at McLeod Dillon less than one year. Metro Goodyear, RN, (Medical/Surgical Services) is the recipient of the "Rookie" of the Year award. All honorees were recognized during a special Nurses Day ceremony held on May 9, 2014.
McLeod Dillon Palmetto Gold recipients were also recognized of the Palmetto Gold award. The Palmetto Gold Award is a program started by various nursing organizations throughout South Carolina as a platform to recognize nursing, and support nursing education with scholarship funds. Each year, employers from across a wide variety of health care settings have nominated outstanding nurses from their organizations to become one of the 100 nurses to be recognized for this prestigious award. To date, 17 McLeod Dillon nurses have received this recognition.
The keynote speaker for the occasion was Dr. Michael Sutton, McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon. Dr. Sutton is the current Medical Chief of Staff at McLeod Dillon. He shared words of gratitude and his appreciate for the McLeod Dillon nurses that he works alongside of each day.
Debbie Locklair, Administrator at McLeod Dillon, acknowledged the accomplishments of the award recipients as well as the excellent care provided by the entire nursing staff at McLeod Dillon. "The nurses at McLeod Dillon are not only diligent in their patient care; they are also the patient advocates and the physician liaisons," said Locklair.
The work of America's 3.1 million registered nurses to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals was the focus of this year's National Nurses Week, celebrated annually throughout the United States.