Carolinas nurses receive Palmetto Gold Awards
A coalition of South Carolina nursing organizations has named five Carolinas Hospital System nurses among the state’s top 100. The announcement from the South Carolina Nurses Federation distinguishes them as Palmetto Gold winners.
The five nurses recognized are Wendy Davis, RN, Joint Care Coordinator/ Stroke Coordinator, Misty Martin, RN, BSN, Cardiac Cath Lab, Priscilla Russell, RNC-OB, BSN, Assistant Director of Women’s Services, Marcella Crosby, RN, South Tower, and Diana Collins, FNP, Carolinas Medical Alliance-Lake City Primary Care.
Palmetto Gold is the premier statewide nurse recognition program that salutes registered nurses for exceptional nursing practice and commitment to the profession. Nominations are received from nursing employers and peers from a variety of nursing education and health care facilities across the state. One hundred nurses are selected from the nominations and will be honored during a formal gala with a specially-designed Palmetto Gold pin and certificate.
“We are proud to honor these five exemplary nurses who symbolize the true spirit of nursing. Admired among their colleagues, these honorees embody the essential qualities of a nurse. Their commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care consistently exceeds our patients’ expectations, bringing honor to Carolinas Hospital System and to the healthcare profession,” said Costa Cockfield, Carolinas Hospital System Chief Nursing Officer.
Proceeds from the gala are used to provide scholarships for students in state-approved registered nursing programs in South Carolina and continue the legacy of excellence in nursing for South Carolina citizens. The Palmetto Gold scholarships will be managed by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, a 501-C 3 organization, whose mission is to promote high standards of health care by insuring the advancement of the nursing profession through awards, grants and scholarships.