Tidelands Health team members earn ‘Caring Hearts’ awards

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Published on May 25, 2021

Tidelands Health team members earn ‘Caring Hearts’ awards

Two Tidelands Health team members have earned awards for their positive attitude and the compassionate care they provide to patients.

Jenifer Salinari of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Mary Ann Trotter of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital are this year’s recipients of Caring Hearts awards.

Caring Hearts bannerTidelands Health presents Caring Hearts awards annually to recognize team members who demonstrate extraordinary teamwork and a commitment to help patients, visitors and their colleagues.

Salinari, a certified surgical technologist at Tidelands Waccamaw, is known for helping lift the spirits of the OR team by always remembering everyone’s birthday – even delivering goodies on her days off – and organizing group activities to promote a positive work environment.

“She eases the often-stressful work environment with her positive attitude and her ability to uplift and support her coworkers,” a nurse wrote in Salinari’s nomination. “Always a team player, she holds herself accountable for her actions and supports her team through her dedication to her job, her patients, her profession and her colleagues.”

Trotter, a certified nursing assistant on 2 East at Tidelands Georgetown, is known for having a consistently positive attitude that lifts co-workers and patients. Recently, she helped calm an agitated patient through the use of music.

 “It was a clever, kind and loving intervention that made a huge difference in this patient’s outcome,” a nurse wrote in the nomination form. “We are very thankful to have May Ann Trotter on our team.”

The awards winners were honored on their units during Caring Hearts celebrations.

“Jenifer and Mary Ann help their teammates and our patients tremendously every day through their positive attitudes and dedication to their jobs,” said Ashley Capps, vice president of nursing and operations. “They embody the caring spirit of the Tidelands Health team, and we are proud to honor them with these awards for all they do every day for our patients, visitors and team members.”

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