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Shining Bright in Palmetto Gold

Mary Smith, MSN, RN, BSN, BC, clinical mentor in the Progressive Cardiac Unit, has been honored with this year’s prestigious Palmetto Gold award. This honor recognizes 100 nurses from across South Carolina each year for excellence and commitment to the nursing profession.

Employers throughout the state nominate nurses for Palmetto Gold. Nominees must meet four criteria:
•Promote and advance the profession of nursing in a positive way in the practice setting or in the community;
•Display exceptional caring and commitment to patients, families, student nurses and colleagues;
•Demonstrate leadership and assists others in growth and development;
•Promote the profession of nursing and contribute to the advancement of nursing through civic, community and/or professional association activities.

As a clinical mentor for the Progressive Cardiac Unit, Mary champions process improvements that positively affect patient care and patient satisfaction, as well as support nursing satisfaction and advance the profession. She actively participants in interdisciplinary initiatives, including improvement of catheter-associated urinary tract infection and Foley catheter usage rates, hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates and electronic health record order processes. With her leadership, the nursing satisfaction scores for the unit have ranked in the 90th percentile in the nation. One of her most notable contributions has been critical-care orientation. Since implementation of these classes, nurse retention and turnover rates have significantly decreased for the unit.

Conngratulations, Mary!

Celebrating Our Nurses

This week, we salute Lexington Medical Center’s 1,300 nurses for the outstanding work they provide to our patients every day. We celebrated them with a luncheon this week at the hospital. Thank you, nurses!

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Shining Bright in LMC Gold

Congratulations to the 10 outstanding nurses selected as LMC Gold recipients this year. Since 2006, LMC Gold has honored nurses within Lexington Medical Center’s network of care for their commitment to patients and the nursing profession. Nominated by their peers, these nurses display excellence in practice and leadership, participate in professional organizations and development, and contribute to the advancement of nursing, as well as provide patients with the best possible care. LMC Gold nurses received their awards at a special recognition dinner at the Capital City Club this week.

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Meghan Barfield, BSN, RN, RNC-OB
Labor and Delivery

Bethany Browning, BSN, RN, CCRN
Progressive Cardiac Unit

Kimberly Graham, BSN, RN, CEN
Emergency Department

Meredith Harrison, BSN, RN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC
Mother/Baby

Lindsey Hunter, BSN, RN, RN-BC
6th Medical

Michelle McAbee, BSN, RN, RN-BC
7th Medical

Betty Myslinski, BSN, RN, NE-BC
LMC Lexington Urgent Care

Libby Rikard, BSN, RN, RN-BC
4th Medical/CVA

Jennifer Rudasill, MNA, APRN, CRNA
Anesthesia

Donna Wagner, MSN, RN, RN-BC
Center for Best Practice