McLeod Darlington nurses receive 2018 Palmetto Gold Award

McLeod Health is honored to announce that Renee Barry and Peggy Manning, Registered Nurses with McLeod Health Darlington were selected to receive the 2018 Palmetto Gold Award. Barry and Manning were part of the fifteen McLeod Health Nurses to receive the award for 2018.

Barry is a Patient Care Supervisor on the Med/Surg Swing Bed Unit at McLeod Health Darlington and has served in this role for three years. During this time, she has gained the respect of her team, promoting excellent patient care. Barry is a Certified Med-Surg Nurse and a role model employee. She is also Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified, a McLeod Merit Award recipient and was named McLeod Health Darlington Nurse of the Year in 2015. Barry is in pursuit of her Bachelors in Science of Nursing.

“Renee Barry exemplifies our organizations core values in her work every day,” said Lisa Page, Chief Nursing Officer, McLeod Health Darlington. “She consistently provides excellent patient care and is a valuable, committed leader on the nursing unit. Her desire and will to do the “the right thing” by her patients means consistent dialogue with physicians and education of the staff. Her peers state she is knowledgeable, approachable, and always ready for the challenge.”

Manning currently serves as the night shift Patient Care Supervisor on the Med/Surg, Swing Bed Unit at McLeod Health Darlington and is a dependable, caring advocate for nursing. The unit was noted to be in the top 10 percent in the nation for discharge transitions, communication with nurses, and responsiveness to call light. Manning’s leadership is reflective of those results; her visits daily to each patient ensures they are aware of who she is, her availability and resourcefulness.

Manning is certified in ACLS and recognizes patients who are headed for crisis before it occurs. She involves the team to ensure the patients consistently receive the best care. Through her leadership, Manning is instrumental in the retention of the staff, as nursing turnover is minimal.

Currently, in pursuit of her Masters in Nursing, Manning also is involved with her community through outreach services and church activities. She serves on the Usher Board, Pastor’s Aide Committee, and educates the congregation on health topics at every opportunity.

“Peggy Manning is a nurse who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty,” said Page. “She has a heart for caring and serves her patients, family and the community. In addition, she was more than willing to assist with feeding our patients and staff during our severe weather challenges in 2016 and 2017, even though she worked 12-hour shifts the previous night. She is a wonderful, dedicated asset to our team.”

Author: Duane Childers

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