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Published on February 14, 2011

Five Georgetown Memorial Hospital Nurses Receive Palmetto Gold Award

Monday, February 14, 2011

Georgetown, SC— Five Georgetown Memorial Hospital nurses recently received the Palmetto Gold Award from the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, Inc.  The award recognizes nurses for their excellence in the practice of nursing and their commitment to the nursing profession.

Wendi Kobylarz, RN, BSN; Jennifer Sadler, RN, BSN, CPEN; Angel Sheridan, RN,MSN, APRN, FNP; Rebecca Crawford, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC; and Karen Thompson, RN, BSN were awarded this honor and will be recognized with other award winners during the annual Palmetto Gold Gala in Columbia in April.

“It is a great honor to have five of the top 100 S.C. Nurses who are recipients of the prestigious Palmetto Gold Award for 2010,” said Ann Waters,  Georgetown Hospital System Chief Nursing Officer and Georgetown Memorial Hospital Administrator for Patient Care Services.  “This award recognizes nurses who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of nursing and commitment to the profession.  Each of these nurses in their individual roles has consistently demonstrated excellence in patient care and patient and staff education.  Additionally, those in leadership positions have displayed dedication to their patients and to our staff. Combined, these five nurses have served Georgetown and Horry residents for almost 60 years.  It fills me with pride to have these individuals on my staff and it is an honor to call them peers in the nursing profession.”

Since 2006, Georgetown Hospital System has had nine nurses recognized for this prestigious honor. Each recipient receives a specially-designed Palmetto Gold pin and certificate. The net proceeds generated from the Palmetto Gold Gala are used to provide nursing scholarships for students attending South Carolina nurse education programs. 


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