Celebrating SC Nurses

Every year the South Carolina Nurses Foundation recognizes the state’s 100 brightest nurses with the Palmetto Gold designation.

These are nurses who symbolize the true spirit of nursing, and we are honored to have so many working in South Carolina’s hospitals.

 

The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program came together in 2001, when a coalition of nurse leaders across the state met to form a statewide program to honor the valuable contributions nurses make to patient care and help fund scholarships for nursing students. Other organizations involved include the South Carolina Nurses Association, South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders, South Carolina League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

 

Each hospital in the state may submit up to 6 nominees for the Palmetto Gold Recognition Award, and a blind review is completed by multiple reviewers across the state to determine the annual winners. Nominations are also made by nursing peers and other nursing education and health care facilities.

 

To date, more than 1,400 South Carolina nurses have been honored with this prestigious award, and more than $319,000 in scholarships have been awarded to student nurses. This year 23 undergraduates were awarded scholarships. We are honored to salute all of these South Carolina nurses who were recognized with the 2016 Palmetto Gold Award and make our hospitals better through their dedication and commitment to the nursing profession.

 

Name/Credentials

Employer

Neva Lawson, RN, CST

Carolinas Hospital System                                        

William Brandon Hooks, RN, BHA

Carolinas Hospital System                                        

James Rand, RN, BSN

Carolinas Hospital System                                        

Calperta D. Green, RN, BSN

Carolinas Hospital System                                        

Ashley, Hudson, RN, BSN

Carolinas Hospital System                                        

Carole Bailey, RN BSN

McLeod Loris                                                            

Brandy Lanier, RN, BSN

McLeod Seacoast                                                       

Meagan Barnes, RN

McLeod Seacoast                                                       

Faye Simmon, RN

McLeod Seacoast                                                       

Kristin Buffin Norris, RN

McLeod Loris                                                            

Julie A. Watson, BSN, RN, CGRN

Kershaw Health                                                         

Hope Stack, BSN, RN

Palmetto Health Richland                                           

Amber, Privett, RN, BSN, CCRN 

Palmetto Health Richland                                            

Karen Moring, RN, BSN

Palmetto Health Richland                                           

Ashley N. Locklear, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Palmetto Health Richland                                           

Rosemond Squirewell, RN, BSN, MHA

Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital                                          

Patricia Heady, RN

Palmetto Health Richland                                           

Samica Snipes Smith, RN, BSN, MSN, CMSRN

Palmetto Health Baptist                                           

Kahlil Demonbreun, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC

MUSC, College of Nursing                                           

Elizabeth Ann H. Jenson, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE

MUSC, College of Nursing                                           

Joy Vess, DNP, ACNP-BC

MUSC, College of Nursing                                           

Catherine E. McBride, RN, BSN, MSN

SC DHEC-Pee Dee Region                                            

Benjamanin Amberg, RN, BSN

Lexington Medical Center                                          

Frances Faulkner, RN, ADN, CNOR

Lexington Medical Center                                          

Tina Jusy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

AnMed Health                                                             

Hope Campbell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

AnMed Health                                                              

Michael Blake Wilson, MSN, RN

AnMed Health                                                             

Chuck Horton, RN, BSN, BS, MSN, CNRN, SCRN, NE-BC

AnMed Health                                                             

Melissa Haynie, RN

AnMed Health                                                             

Ashley Ramsey, BSN, CCRN

Roper St. Francis, Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital                                                                       

Faith Singleton, MSN, RN, CWON

Roper St. Francis, Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital                                                                       

Marcela McGeorge, MSN, RN, CEN

Roper St. Francis, Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital                                                                        

Brittany Shea Jones, RN CMSRN

Roper St. Francis, Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital                                                                       

Heather Jennings, RN, MSN

USC Aiken School of Nursing

Dee Angela Hanna, RN, BSEE, MSN/IH, PCCN

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals                    

Cassandra Burch, RN

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals                    

Anne Grogan-Hanford, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AGPCNP,CRRN

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals                    

Craig Hamilton Smith, MSN, RN, CCRN-A

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals                    

Elbony M. Belton-Ashford, RN, BSN

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals                    

Elizabeth Jones, RN, CWOCN,CFCN

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals                    

Kimberly McCracken, RN

McLeod Loris                                                           

Michelle Gilchrist, RN, BSN

McLeod Medical Center-Dillon                                 

Tammy King, RN, ACM

McLeod Medical Center-Dillon                             

Emily E. Long, RN, BSN

McLeod Medical Center-Dillon                           

Metro Goodyear, RN

McLeod Medical Center-Dillon                                

Sonya Goins, RN

McLeod Medical Center-Dillon                                

Rachel Ann Brown Gasque, BSN, RN

Conway Medical Center                                               

Natasha T. Davis, MSN,MBA, HCM, RN

William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute                        

Algie Bryant, MSN, RN

SC Department of Mental Health 220

Kay Austin, RN, BSN, MHA, NE-BC, RN-BC

Lexington Medical Center                                           

JoAnne Annell Umer, RN, BSN, MSN

McLeod Regional Medical Center                         

Angela M. Campbell, RN, BSN, CNOR

McLeod Regional Medical Center                         

Kathy Sims, RN, BSN

McLeod Regional Medical Center                          

Denise Allison, MSN, RN

McLeod Regional Medical Center                         

Liza McDowell, BSN, RN

McLeod Regional Medical Center                          

Maranda Knight, BSN, RN

McLeod Regional Medical Center                         

Christine Loafoon, BSN, CCRN

Tuomey Healthcare System                                      

Kevin Busby, MSN, RN

Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital                         

Lisa Volk Gleason, RN, BSN

WJB Dorn VA Medical Center                                    

Andrea Boyd, PhD, RN

WJB Dorn VA Medical Center                                    

Dr. Patricia Dzandu, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC

WJB Dorn VA Medical Center                                    

Young Boone Meadows, MSN, RN

WJB Dorn VA Medical Center                                    

Beverly Baliko, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC

University of South Carolina                                     

Katherine Carter Brendell, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

University of South Carolina                                     

DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of South Carolina                                     

Phillip Botham, BSN, RN, ET, CWON

Medical University of SC                                               

Wanda Iris Brown, B.A., M.Ed., RN

Medical University of SC                                              

Andrea Coyle, MSN, MHA, RN

Medical University of SC                                              

Amanda Sara James, RN, BSN

Medical University of SC                                              

Vanessa Thompson, APRN, GNP, PMHNP, NE-BC

Spartanburg Medical Center                                      

Suzanne Camp, MSN, RN

Spartanburg Medical Center                                      

Kimberly Hendrix, BSN, RN

Spartanburg Medical Center                                      

Dustyn Nicole Coxe, MSN, RN

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center                                   

Rodney Hicks, RN, BSN

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center                                               

Vincencia Trowell, BS, MSN, MHA

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center    

Charlene Pruitt, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

MUSC, College of Nursing                                          

Megan Parks, BSN, RN

Tidelands Health                                                        

Beth Marion, RN, BSN

Tidelands Health                                                        

Constance Marie Duke, RN, MSN, OCN

Beaufort Memorial Hospital                                      

Amy Hane, RN, CBCN

Beaufort Memorial Hospital                                      

Diane L. Razo, DNP, MSN, RN, PCCN

Beaufort Memorial Hospital                                      

Jacquelyn Ammons, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC

Roper Hospital                                                                      

Courtney Erwin, RN

Roper Hospital                                                                      

Kelly Wall, RN, BSN, MSN

Roper St. Francis, Mount Pleasant Hospital       

Shannon Kelly-Hill, BSN, MSN, RN

Roper St. Francis, Mount Pleasant Hospital       

Mary Larsen, RN, MSN, CNRN

Self Regional Healthcare                                       

Paige Biggs, RN, CHPN

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Hospice                                

Rosemary Funsch, RN, BSN, ALHA, Provincial LNHA

Vibra Hospital of Charleston                                      

Judy Woolcock, RN, MBA, BSN

Vibra Hospital of Charleston                                      

Stephanie Dutch, BSN, RN-BC

Greenville Memorial Medical Center-GHS              

Lauren N. Kunkle, BSN, RN

Greenville Health System                                       

Courtney Askins, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Pelham Medical Center                                            

My Nguyen, RN, BSN, MPHc, CEN

Pelham Medical Center                                            

Amber Dewberry, RN, BSN

Pelham Medical Center                                              

Lisa Simpson, RN

McLeod Health Cheraw                                             

Heather L. Seabrook, BSN, RN

Baptist Easley Hospital                                         

Debra Clapp, RN

Baptist Easley Hospital                                          

Valerie Joyce Douglas, RN, BSN

Greer Memorial Hospital                                      

Tersa Billig, RN, BSN, MHA

Greer Memorial Hospital                                   

Paula Kemppainen, RN

Greer Memorial Hospital