Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Our Palmetto Gold Nursing Professionals

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The 2010 Palmetto Gold recipients pictured here are:
Back Row left to right: Debbie Youmans, Carrie Hoshour, Alexia McKoy, Cindy Byrd
Front Row left to right: Vicki Thornton, Linda Sue Adams, Hillery Dolford, Debra Stone

On Saturday night, I had the opportunity to join eight of our McLeod nurses and their families for the Palmetto Gold Gala in Columbia, South Carolina.  It was an honor to see these team members and caregivers receive statewide recognition for their excellence.

The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition program selects the top 100 nurses from health care settings across the state who exemplify excellence in practice and commitment.  The Gala also serves to support a scholarship program for nursing and has awarded $170,000 since 2002 in nursing scholarships.

The first honoree to walk across the stage was Linda Sue Adams, Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner at McLeod Dillon, and the final honoree for the night was Debbie Youmans, Patient Educator, McLeod Children’s Hospital. The other six McLeod honorees were: Cindy Byrd, Director of Adult and Pediatric Care, McLeod Dillon; Hillery Dolford, MICU Patient Care Supervisor; Carrie Hoshour, Pediatric ICU; Alexia McKoy, RN McLeod Dillon; Debra Stone, Wound Care for McLeod Darlington; and Vicki Thornton, CCU Patient Care Supervisor. 

We recognize your hard work and dedication to the welfare of others.  We see your innovation and compassion for patients and families.  Thanks for being guardians of the mission.



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.

Top 2 Percent

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

On Wednesday, I attended our Department Directors Meeting. The meeting is at 9:30 a.m. in Florence for leaders in Florence and Darlington, and at 1:00 p.m. for leaders in Dillon.  The meeting is held twice each month in order to recognize, congratulate and educate.  The morning meeting began with the recognition of Merit Award recipients.

Tammy White

Tammy White

Beth Caldwell

Beth Caldwell

As you know,  Merit Award recipients are recognized by the team for demonstrating the McLeod values of Caring, Person, Quality and Integrity. This honor comes from one’s peers and represents a high standard of individual achievement, demonstrated by a positive caring attitude, professionalism and service.

About 47 of our 4,700 workforce receive this recognition during the year.  They are among the top one to two percent of our workforce and are examples to each of us and our community of cheerful and compassionate service given to the welfare of others.  This week, recognition was given to Tammy White, a member of the Public Information Office, and Beth Caldwell, a member of the team in the Laboratory.  It was a great time to hear from their Directors about why members of the team nominated them and why the Merit Award Committee recommended Tammy and Beth for this honor.  We had a chance to hear the details of how Tammy and Beth serve and what others think about how they teach our values by their actions.

Please join me in congratulating Tammy and Beth, as well as all our other Merit Award recipients in the organization.