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Published on March 15, 2017

Two Tidelands Health nurses win prestigious Palmetto Gold award

Two Tidelands Health nurses have received statewide recognition for excellence in nursing and their commitment to the profession.

Kayse Blackmon, a nurse in the emergency department at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, and Annie Fulton, clinical director of 3 West at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, are among 100 nurses from across the state to earn the prestigious 2017 Palmetto Gold award.

The award is conferred by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation to recognize registered nurses who demonstrate professional excellence and leadership. Each recipient will be recognized during a gala on Saturday, April 22, that also raises money to fund nursing scholarships.

“At Tidelands Health, our mission is to help people live better lives through better health,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO. “We applaud all of our employee partners for their efforts to achieve that goal, especially our outstanding nurses who have won this award.”

Blackmon was nominated for a Palmetto Gold award for leading a team that helped improve the stroke diagnosis and treatment process at Tidelands Georgetown. Fulton was nominated for helping Tidelands Georgetown and Tidelands Waccamaw earn Joint Commission certification for spine surgery and re-certification for hip and knee joint replacement. 


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.