McLeod Health is honored to announce that 15 McLeod Registered Nurses (RN) were selected to receive the 2020 Palmetto Gold Award. These nurses represent McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon, McLeod Health Dillon, McLeod Health Loris and McLeod Health Seacoast. They join the ranks of the 199 previous McLeod Nurses who have received this outstanding award.
The 15 nurses from McLeod Health who received the 2020 Palmetto Gold recognition include: Dan Allen, RN; Jenny Barrett, RN; Amanda Butler, RN; Melissa Cooper, RN; Elizabeth Dalla Riva, RN; Linda Henry, RN, IBCLC; Linda Johnson, RN; Kimberly Jolly, RN; Adriane Lineberger, RN; Belinda McGilvray, RN; Sherrill Nielson, RN; Sherry Stewart, RN; Whitney Stillwell, RN; Kassie Strickland, RN; and Amanda Turbeville, RN.
The Palmetto Gold Award was created by various nursing organizations throughout South Carolina as a platform to recognize nursing and support nursing education with scholarship funds. Each year, employers from a wide variety of South Carolina health care settings nominate outstanding nurses from their organizations to be considered as one of the 100 nurses honored with this prestigious award. The nominators are asked to provide evidence of how the nominee demonstrated excellence to the profession by addressing the following criteria: promoting and advancing the profession of nursing; displaying caring and commitment to patients, families, and colleagues and demonstrating leadership by assisting others to grow and develop. To select the recipients, a team of six nurses from across the state participate in a blind review process. The nominees are not referred to by name or place of employment on the nomination sections seen by the judges.