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Congratulations Jeannette Glenn!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

On Tuesday evening in Columbia I had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.  A team from McLeod was present to support Jeannette Glenn, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Education and Training for McLeod Health. Jeannette was one of thirty-eight human resources leaders from a variety of industries who were being recognized for their leadership and service. From the thirty-eight leaders, seventeen were selected as nominees for this award. Of those seventeen, one was selected as Human Resources Leader of the Year. Congratulations to Jeannette on being recognized by the South Carolina Chamber as the Human Resources Professional of the Year, awarded the 2010 Award for Professional Excellence in Human Resources Management.

This highly prestigious award recognizes creative approaches and consistently high performance that benefits the nominee’s company as well as the business and professional community. It is sponsored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management.

On behalf of McLeod Health, we are proud of Jeannette for receiving this honor and for all of her contributions as a member of the leadership team. This recognition is well deserved and reflects her cheerful and compassionate service for the welfare of our people. This distinction is a tribute to her passion for our patients, her profession and the 4,700 women and men serving with McLeod.

Glenn began her career with McLeod in 1972 as a staff nurse working in the Surgical Unit, Critical Care Unit, and the Emergency Room as a charge nurse. She has since worked in many other capacities such as head nurse, surgical clinical coordinator, and director of staff development.

In her current role, Glenn leads the recruiting and retention efforts for McLeod Health, the largest employer in Florence County.  As a Senior Vice President, Glenn is a member of the Leadership Council at McLeod Health.  In this capacity, she leads the creation of the strategic management plan for the Human Resources division.

Jeannette Glenn leads a discussion during the Rapid Response Team RIE.

Glenn’s educational background includes a diploma in nursing from Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Winston-Salem, NC; a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia; a master’s degree in nursing administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston; post-graduate studies at Francis Marion University, and management studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

She was most recently honored as the 2009-2010 Executive of the Year by the Florence chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals and named as a participant in the Riley Diversity Leaders Initiative of the Riley Institute at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Glenn has received numerous awards for her community affiliations. These include the Pee Dee Council of Girl Scouts of America, the Elizabeth Pettigrew Durant Children’s Center, the United Way of Florence County, the South Carolina Hospital Association Society, Pee Dee AHEC, Alpha Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Health Facilities Federal Credit Union, the Florence Career and Technology Education Advisory Committee, Florence Education and Business Alliance, and many more.

Her professional memberships include the American Nurses Association, South Carolina Hospital Association Society of Health Educators, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Glenn is also a member of Florence alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Florence chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction.

The South Carolina Human Resources Management Award for Professional Excellence was established in 1989 to recognize an individual for outstanding service and dedication to the human resources field.

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 6,500 member companies and more than 600,000 member employees, with 90 percent of membership comprised of small businesses. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing per capita income and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

Read more at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Celebrating Victories

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Broadcast Raises $825,236 for McLeod Children’s Hospital

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the physicians, staff, families and area supporters who once again have made substantial contributions to provide lifesaving support to children.

The 2009 Children’s Miracle Network Celebration Broadcast, held May 30, raised $825,236 for McLeod Children’s Hospital. The Celebration Broadcast is a culmination of year-round efforts dedicated to helping hospitalized children. Businesses and individuals including McLeod employees support the Children’s Hospital through the McLeod Health Foundation.

The McLeod Children’s Hospital is the local partner for Children’s Miracle Network providing the highest level of pediatric care and technology in the region.

The Broadcast took place Saturday, May 30, on WBTW News 13. Three children treated at McLeod Children’s Hospital were featured during this year’s celebration. These miracle children were Kenyeon Lloyd of Effingham, Nasir Montgomery of Lake City, and Jamiey Teal of Cheraw.

These funds are used to purchase highly specialized equipment for the McLeod Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which help advance the treatment of critically ill and injured children and infants.

Current projects and equipment that funds raised for the Children’s Hospital will be utilized for include the new McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation Services center on Second Loop Road and Alaris Infusion Pumps that help to ensure the right medication dosage is delivered to infants in the NICU. Funds are also utilized to fund Camp Health, a summer camp for children with asthma, diabetes and sickle cell, and support programs such as injury prevention and community health education programs.

Funds generated nationally by Children’s Miracle Network are used to benefit children treated at 170 hospitals throughout North America. One hundred percent of locally-generated donations stay right here at McLeod Children’s Hospital.

More than 100 beds at McLeod are dedicated to serve the needs of children in McLeod Children’s Hospital, the NICU and PICU, and McLeod Day Hospital. Each year approximately 26,000 children are treated at McLeod either as an inpatient, outpatient, or rehabilitation patient. At McLeod Children’s Hospital, doctors, nurses, technicians, and volunteers strive for medical excellence in treating critically ill and injured children and to provide the very best healthcare resources for the region’s children for generations to come.

Thanks again to all who participated in the Celebration weekend or provided financial support to the McLeod Children’s Hospital.

The McLeod Children's Hospital staff, miracle children and their families, and WBTW TV13 celebrate the conclusion of a sucessful 2009 broadcast.

The McLeod Children's Hospital staff, miracle children and their families, and WBTW TV13 celebrate the conclusion of a sucessful 2009 broadcast.

Here’s more information about other Pediatric Services at McLeod:

McLeod Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric:

Since 1992, a specially designated Children’s Hospital Ambulance has transported children and newborns from community hospitals throughout the region to high-tech, lifesaving specialists at the Children’s Hospital. In 1994, McLeod opened the region’s only five-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) — designed, staffed and equipped, especially for children. In 1997, the PICU was upgraded from a five-bed unit to a six-bed unit and is currently under the direction of two board-certified pediatric intensivists. The McLeod Pediatric Intensivists offer critical care services for life threatening illnesses, diseases, and injuries in both the McLeod Children’s Hospital and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. They also provide outpatient sedation services for MRI’s and painful procedures where sedation is required.

McLeod Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:

Since 1980, McLeod has been providing the highest level of lifesaving care available to critically ill newborn infants through our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). McLeod is the designated Regional Prenatal Center for northeastern South Carolina, one of only five in the state, and is one of only seven Level III NICU’s in the state. The 40-bed unit provides care to around 400 infant patients per year. Three Board-certified Neonatologists staff the unit, along with the region’s most comprehensive nursing, respiratory therapy and occupational therapy staff, trained and experienced in the management of high-risk newborns and their families.

McLeod provides transport services for high-risk or critical babies from community hospitals within the Pee Dee to the McLeod NICU. Nurses and respiratory therapists respond immediately to assure high quality care for the newborn during transport, often making the difference between life and death for some newborns.

McLeod Pediatric Subspecialists:

McLeod currently has five pediatric subspecialists encompassing the subspecialties of pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric endocrinology and pediatric orthopedic surgery. In addition, McLeod is joined by satellite clinics from the Medical University of South Carolina in the fields of pediatric hematology, oncology, and nephrology. Pediatric neurology and pediatric allergy/immunology are also available. Before this group formed, patients and their families had to travel out of the area to receive the specialized pediatric care that is now provided locally. Patients are referred to McLeod Pediatric Critical Care Group by their family doctors or pediatricians.

McLeod Child Life Program:

Hospital experiences can be extremely stressful to children and their families. Interruption of normal life, physical limitations, medical procedures, and family separation all have the potential to interfere with a child’s response to medical treatment. Hospitalized children are often fearful and do not understand what may be required for their treatment. The Child Life Program at McLeod Children’s Hospital provides children with a positive, informative healthcare experience, and seeks to establish trust and provide comfort for a child and their family during hospitalization. This is done through many services – - including the Child Life Specialist, the Volunteer Coordinator, and the McLeod Child Life Activity Center.