MUSC takes homes eight Palmetto Gold AwardsTweet
Eight MUSC clinical and acute care nurses along with nursing educators were recognized among 100 exceptional nurses across South Carolina as Palmetto Gold Award winners. These nurses were recognized for their excellence and outstanding commitment.
Recipients were (pictured on top row, from left) Dr. Pamela Williams, Janet Byrne and Dr. Jennifer Schearer; on bottom row, from left, are Barbara Haase and Dr. Shannon Smith. Not pictured are Dawn Terzulli, Carrie Cormack and Amy Williams.
“Receiving the South Carolina Palmetto Gold Award was such an incredible honor. I’ve looked up to my colleagues for 13 years, and to be recognized with this award has great significance,” said Byrne, MUSC’s medical intensive care unit nurse manager. “I am passionate about my job and about making a difference in quality outcomes for our patients and families. Without the full support of my staff and colleagues, I wouldn’t be able to do my job.”
These nurses were nominated by employers and leaders working in nursing education and statewide hospitals and nursing education programs.
They were celebrated at the 12th annual Palmetto Gold Gala held April 6 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Established in 2002, the South Carolina Nurses Foundation annually honors 100 outstanding nurses for their contributions to patient care and achievements while raising funds to endow nursing scholarships for students in statewide registered nursing programs.
In 2012, more than $232,000 in nursing scholarships were awarded and a nursing endowment established exceeded $100,000.May 9, 2013