FLORENCE, SC – A coalition of South Carolina nursing organizations has named the state’s top 100 nurses, designating them Palmetto Gold. Five of those nurses are from Carolinas Hospital System: Neva Lawson, Surgical Services; Calperta Green, 9th Floor; Ashley Hudson, Education; James Rand, 8th Floor and Brandon Hooks, Director of Orthopaedic Services, Neurosurgery
and Joint Care Center.
Palmetto Gold is the premier statewide nurse recognition program that salutes registered nurses for exceptional nursing practice and commitment to the profession. Nominations are
received from nursing employers and peers from a variety of nursing education and health care facilities across the state. One hundred nurses are selected from the nominations received and
honored during a formal gala with a specially-designed Palmetto Gold pin and certificate.
“We are proud to honor these five exemplary nurses who symbolize the true spirit of nursing. Admired among their colleagues, these honorees embody the essential qualities of a nurse.
Their commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care consistently exceeds our patients’ expectations, bringing honor to Carolinas Hospital System and to the healthcare
profession,” said Costa Cockfield, Chief Nursing Officer.
Net proceeds from the gala are used to endow scholarships for students in state-approved registered nursing programs in South Carolina, thereby continuing the legacy of excellence in
nursing practice for South Carolina citizens. The Palmetto Gold Scholarships will be managed by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, a 501-C 3 organization, whose mission is to promote
high standards of health care by insuring the advancement of the nursing profession through
awards, grants and scholarships.