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Prisma Health nurses bring home the gold

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Twelve nurses from across Prisma Health system were honored at the annual Palmetto Gold gala Saturday, April 27, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Ranging from the Emergency Department to Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, these extraordinary team members join an elite group of exceptional nurses statewide. We applaud our nursing team members who were selected for this prestigious award recognizing excellence in South Carolina nursing.

The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program is a subcommittee of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation that recognizes only 100 nurses in our state annually who show excellence in nursing practice and commitment to the nursing profession.

Photos – top row, from left: Joan Cox, Susan D. Gaymon, Gregory Hair, Andrew J. Lane, Melissa Joy Loftis, Elizabeth Madrid. Bottom row, from left: Christina L. McCaw, Mary McGee, Sammy B. McIntosh, Afreda C. Oree, Brittany Sorgen, Gwendolyn Usry.

Prisma Health is proud to congratulate its 2019 Palmetto Gold winners:
  • Joan Cox, MBA, BSN, RN, director, Perioperative & GI Services, Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Susan D. Gaymon, MSN, RN, nursing director, Emergency/Women & Children Services, Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital
  • Gregory Hair, MS, BSN, RN, director, Emergency Services, Primsa Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Andrew J. Lane, BSN, RN, nurse manager, Medical and Surgical Oncology, Prisma Health Richland Hospital
  • Melissa Joy Loftis Berzins, BSN, RN, CCRN, nurse manager, Cardiovascular ICU, Prisma Health Heart Hospital
  • Elizabeth Madrid, BSN, RN, CPN, Acute Inpatient/Peds/Infant/Toddler, Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Christina L. McCaw, RN, BSN, nurse staff educator, Prisma Health Richland Hospital
  • Mary McGee, BSN, BA, RN, CEN, unit clinical resource nurse, Emergency Department, Prisma Health North Greenville Hospital
  • Sammy B. McIntosh, ADN, RN-BC, Acute Inpatient, Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital
  • Alfreda C. Oree, BSN, RN, CMS-RN, nurse manager, Acute Care for the Elderly, Prisma Health Richland Hospital
  • Brittany Sorgen, ADN, RN, CMSRN, Medical/Surgical Acute Care, Prisma Health Parkridge Hospital 
  • Gwendolyn Usry, MSN, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Infection Preventionist II, Prisma Health Patewood Hospital

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