CHERAW, S.C. — McLeod Health Cheraw recently announced the 2017 Nurse of the Year, Nursing Assistant of the Year and Nurse Director of the Year recipients: Kim Teal, registered nurse; Rachael Jacobs, certified nursing assistant and Eleanor Jordan, nursing director.
The winners were recognized by Sabrina Clements, chief nursing officer for McLeod Health Cheraw, during a special ceremony in celebration of National Nurses Week.
“Being selected as a Nurse of the Year is a very honorable recognition,” said Clements. “This week is about celebrating nurses who lead the charge for health and wellness. The mission of McLeod Health is to improve the overall health and well-being of the people living within South Carolina and eastern North Carolina by providing excellence in health care and our nurses are an instrumental part of that goal.”
Jordan is the 2017 Nursing Director of the Year. She is a resident of Olanta, and she has worked for McLeod Health for more than 25 years.
Teal is the McLeod Health Cheraw 2017 Registered Nurse of the Year. A resident of Chesterfield, she serves in the Med/Surge Department of the hospital and has more than 10 years of nursing experience.
Jacobs is the McLeod Health Cheraw 2017 Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year. She is a resident of Cheraw, and has worked for the hospital since November 2015.
“A McLeod Health nurse does not do what they do for the recognition; they do it for the patients,” said Mib Scoggins, hospital administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw. “Every day I am awed by what our nurses can accomplish. Our outcomes prove what excellent care our patients receive. As the administrator, I am so impressed with their quality of work and daily dedication. I believe we have some of the best nurses in the world here at McLeod Health Cheraw.”