Four Tidelands Health nurses honored with DAISY awards
Outstanding nurses at Tidelands Health whose co-workers described them as role models and assets to their units were honored Friday with DAISY awards for their excellence.
Joyce Mack and Shanae Johnson, both of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, and Petual Harris and Danette Miller, both of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, earned the awards.
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 around the country who deliver extraordinary care. Tidelands Health nurses are nominated by patients, patients’ relatives, visitors and co-workers who complete a nomination form.
An experienced nurse, Mack leads her unit “with a soft voice that is respected” by the team, a co-worker wrote in her nomination. She always goes above and beyond – from delivering items left at the hospital to a patient’s home to frequently bringing in small gifts for team members when she sees items that make her think of them.
“Joyce exemplifies everything a nurse should be. We all depend on her; she is the compass of our unit,” her co-worker wrote in the nomination. “In my 27-year career, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen or known a more selfless, dedicated nurse.”
Johnson was honored for her precision, professionalism, time management and superior focus on meeting the needs of patients and their relatives.
“Shanae is an outstanding role model,” a co-worker wrote in the nomination. “I have observed her over and over and over delivering excellent and compassionate care … I am extremely proud of her, and I am truly blessed to work alongside her.”
Harris was touted for her “endless positivity” and commitment to providing her patients with everything they need amid the fast-paced environment of the post-anesthesia care unit.
“Petual makes an impact on every patient, family, provider, nurse and staff member that has the pleasure of meeting her,” a co-worker wrote in the nomination. “Petual is a role model because she treats ALL patients at Tidelands Health like they are as important and special as her own family member, and she treats her co-workers with the same love and respect.”
A member of the IT department, Miller returned to a patient care role at Tidelands Waccamaw amid the pandemic – making an immediate impact with her exceptional care and positive attitude. She went above and beyond, from hand-washing clothes for a patient to spending extra time educating a newly diagnosed diabetes patient and printing educational materials the patient could take home.
“It is difficult to start working on the floor as a nurse after not having direct patient care for some time. Danette never flinched. She picked up right where she left off and went above and beyond for the team and her patients,” a co-worker wrote in the nomination. “She deserves recognition for her hard work and her willingness to jump into action when asked.”
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