McLeod Darlington Announces 2017 Nurses of the Year

Sereata Luckey, Catherine Huggins and Charlotte Edwards. Photo Contributed.

McLeod Darlington is pleased to announce the 2017 Registered Nurse (RN) and Nursing Technician of the Year Award recipients: Catherine Huggins, RN and Sereata Luckey, MST. In addition to the Nurses of the Year recognition, Charlotte Edwards, Unit Secretary was selected as the McLeod Behavioral Health Staff Member of the Year.

A member of the McLeod Darlington team for almost three years, Catherine currently works in the Medical-Surgical Unit /Swing Bed Unit. A resident of Darlington, Catherine received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Florence-Darlington Technical College.

“There are many kinds words used to describe Catherine by her co-workers including helpful, positive, kind, compassionate and knowledgeable,” said Lisa Page, Director of Nursing Services for McLeod Darlington. “Catherine is always willing to help and always with a cheerful attitude.”

“Catherine is a team player. She shows strong leadership skills and is very encouraging to others. Catherine works hard but yet is fun to work with. You can always count on finding Catherine with a smile on her face,” added Page.

Sereata has been employed at McLeod Darlington for thirteen years and resides in Timmonsville. She received her Medical Surgical Technician training with McLeod Regional Medical Center. Sereata also cares for patients on the Medical Surgical Unit/Swing Bed Unit.

“Sereata always provides excellent care to her patients, said Page. “She is conscientious about her work and takes pride in the excellent job she performs. Sereata treats patients how she would treat her family.

“She consistently projects a positive outlook, treating everyone with respect. Sereata knows all aspects of her job and performs it with excellence. She is an excellent preceptor and assists with all patients in a timely manner. Sereata is looked up to by her co-workers in every aspect,” added Page.

Charlotte has been with McLeod for ten years and is a resident of Darlington.

“In July 2015, Charlotte transferred from the Medical-Surgical Unit to Behavioral Health,” said Ryan Whitlow, Director McLeod Behavioral Health Services. “Charlotte is a model of service excellence. Her most notable traits are her caring, positive attitude towards staff and patients, ability to collaborate effectively, and her unwavering willingness to provide help where she can. Fellow employees notice these attributes as well, describing Charlotte as joyful and hardworking. As a result of her professional, compassionate demeanor, Charlotte will be transitioning into the role of Activities Coordinator, which will allow her to share her qualities with our patients to improve their treatment outcomes.”

These women were presented their awards during a special ceremony celebrating Mission, Vision and Values Week, a McLeod Health celebration honoring employees during National Hospital Week.

Author: Duane Childers

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