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Published on May 05, 2022

Tidelands Health nursing assistants honored with Caring Hearts awards

Two certified nursing assistants at Tidelands Health have been honored for their positive attitude, spirit of teamwork and the exemplary care they provide to patients.

Caring Hearts award winners, holding flower bouquets, are flanked by Tidelands Health leaders after receiving the award.Charlene Bossany of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Felicia McCullough of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital earned this year’s Caring Hearts awards.

Tidelands Health presents Caring Hearts awards annually to recognize team members who demonstrate extraordinary teamwork and a commitment to help patients, visitors and colleagues. Winners are known as team players who take initiative and execute their roles with a positive attitude, patience and a heart of gold.

Bossany received four nominations commending her caring nature to her patients, team members and community. She’s known as a team player, always willing to pick up an extra shift and pitch in wherever needed. She also helps the community, organizing a gift collection during the holidays for a local nursing home.

“Charlene is an asset to 3 West and Tidelands Health,” a team member wrote in the nomination. “Charlene’s patients are complimentary of the care she provides. Her peers enjoy working with her and know they can count on Charlene.”

The team member who nominated McCullough called her “one of the best aides I know.” McCullough provides exemplary care to patients and always keeps the patient rooms neatly organized and cabinets fully stocked with supplies. She also serves as a mentor for other nursing assistants.

“She cares for people with her whole heart and works so hard every shift,” a team member wrote in the nomination. “She deserves this award because she makes this floor better than she found it and does her very best.”

The winners were honored during a recent Caring Hearts award celebration.

“Charlene and Felicia bring wisdom, patience, humor and a general attitude of caring to the lives of our patients and truly embody the compassion and spirit of our Tidelands Health team,” said Ashley Capps, vice president of nursing and operations. “We are proud to honor them with the Caring Hearts award for all they do every day for our patients, visitors and team members.”


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.