McLeod Loris Honors Nurse Leader of the Year


The South Carolina Emergency Nurses Association (SCENA) recently awarded McLeod Loris Emergency Department Director, Shannon Godwin, BSN, MHA, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, with the Nurse Leader of the Year Award.

To offer the Loris area the most qualified Emergency nursing staff possible, Shannon Godwin discusses the SCENA to all new staff members promoting the certifications available for continuing education. Due to his diligence, he has the highest number of nurses that are members of the SCENA, than any other Emergency Department in Horry and Georgetown counties.

In addition to years of experience in nursing, Godwin exhibited significant endowments to emergency services by meeting the following categories: collaboration with inter-disciplines, peers and staff, quality patient care, operational effectiveness, consistent education promotion, and community service. He facilitates a collaborative relationship with emergency medicine, ancillary departments and staff to improve standards based on evidence based practices.

"My nomination for Shannon was not only because of his dedication to his staff, but his dedication to the profession. Shannon is one of the few South Carolina Emergency Department Directors that meets national guidelines for formal education as well as holds a national certification in his field,” said Gina Carbino, South Carolina Emergency Nursing Association Secretary.

The SCENA serves as the voice of 44,000 members and their patients through research, publications, professional development, injury prevention and patient education. Additional information is available on the SCENA’s website: