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Published on December 18, 2018

Tidelands Health nurses recognized for compassionate care with DAISY awards

Two Tidelands Health nurses were recently honored for the compassionate care they provide to patients.

Mandy Blake of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Tara Jordan of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital received DAISY awards for their extraordinary work.

DAISY award winners

Both nurses were nominated after receiving heartfelt, kind words of thanks from patients.

Blake, who works in the emergency department, left a lasting impression on a couple who ended up in the ED after an accident.

“We felt your love and support,” the wife of a patient wrote in a thank-you note. “Our road to recovery started with you, the dedicated nurse. May you continue to be blessed as you are a blessing to all you work with and those who enter the ER.”

Jordan, who works on 3 East, also received a note of thanks from a patient, who wrote that she was a caring professional, excellent nurse and went out of her way to help.

“All the nurses were wonderful but Tara brings that extra special love,” the patient said in the nomination.

The nurses were honored during a breakfast celebration after earning selection from a pool of more than 20 nominees.

“At Tidelands Health, we are blessed with a tremendous team of skilled, caring nurses,” said Pam Maxwell, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Tidelands Health. “The DAISY awards offer us an opportunity to thank and recognize extraordinary nurses for their commitment and compassion.”

Tidelands Health names DAISY winners twice a year, in June and December. Nurses are nominated by patients or their relatives, visitors or co-workers who complete the nomination form.

The national DAISY award and the DAISY Foundation were established by the family of the late Patrick Barnes, who died of a rare autoimmune disease at the age of 33, to honor his memory and recognize nurses who deliver extraordinary care.


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