CareSouth Carolina’s Thigpen recognized as Nurse of the Year
CareSouth Carolina’s Tracie Thigpen was named the South Carolina Nurse of the Year at the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association’s 26th annual Clinical Network Retreat, which was held virtually.
Thigpen, the chief of nursing at CareSouth Carolina, who has been with the organization for three years said the award came as a shock to her.
“It’s humbling,” Thigpen said. “I’ve always strived to do the best that I can do in taking care of patients and staff members and this just reiterated to me that I am making a difference. I want to thank my team- both the management team and my staff- because without them none of this would be possible.”
CareSouth Carolina CEO Ann Lewis said Thigpen goes above and beyond the call of duty.
“I was proud to nominate Tracie Thigpen as SCPHCA Nurse of the Year and absolutely elated that she won,” Lewis said. “Tracie is the epitome of what a nurse stands for: compassionate beyond all boundaries, committed in heart, soul and body, knowledgeable with grace and humbleness.”
The South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) is the unifying organization for Community Health Centers (CHCs) in South Carolina. Established in 1979 and representing 23 CHCs across the state (to include the SC Agriculture Worker Program), the SCPHCA has been working to increase the availability of quality health care to low-income, uninsured, isolated, vulnerable, and special need populations.