MUSC Health Florence Medical Center nurses receive Palmetto Gold Award
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 six nurses recognized are Michelle Thompson, MSN-Ed., RN, Education; Cheryl Dorriety, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager Day Hospital/Endoscopy; Michelle McCray, BSN, RN, 7th floor; Jenny Johnson, BSN, RN, Women’s Pavilion; Victoria Conyers, BSN,RN, 8th floor; Michelle Isgett, BSN, RNC-OB, Women’s Pavilion.
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.
“I have a lot of respect and admiration for these six exceptional nurses. Those who know them will not be surprised that they were chosen for this prestigious award. I applaud them for their outstanding achievements and appreciate so much the valuable contributions they make not only to MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, but to the nursing profession,” said Costa Cockfield, 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.