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posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012
This year's Nurse of the Year Award was presented to Andrena Zeigler, RN, BSN from Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, Inc. Andrena is currently the Nurse Manager at Sterling Sharpe Pediatrics and Eau Claire Internal Medicine. She provides direction on issues related to staffing and assures that policies and procedures are implemented and followed. Andrena was recently accepted into the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. In her nomination application one person wrote, "Andrena can be counted on to constantly go above and beyond." Another wrote, "Andrena's dedication to the field of Nursing, her perseverance and her "Esprit de Corps" has played a pivotal role in her success as Nurse Manager and Leader at Eau Claire. She is well respected by her peers, her subordinates and the Executive Managers at the Cooperative."
This year Kathy Grant was presented the award for Clinical Support Staff of the Year. Kathy is the Quality Manager at New Horizon Family Health Services. According to one of her coworkers, "Kathy's name is synonymous with quality. She provides timely and accurate reportable data on performance measures for clinical and front desk staff. She not only gives excellent data to managers, but also breaks the details down in to very understandable language for all employees". Another of her coworkers states, " Although Kathy does not work directly with patients, her work behind the scenes has facilitated staff working together to maintain quality care for patients seen at New Horizons. "
The Provider of the Year for 2012 is Dr. Roosevelt Daniel, Chief Medical Officer at CareSouth Carolina. Dr. Daniel provides expert leadership and guidance for clinical staff of CareSouth as they navigate through the numerous changes currently taking place in the health care system. According to his award nomination form, "Dr. Daniel always has time to stop and talk with both staff and patients and has led countless successful work teams. His care for his patients is without repose. While being titled as the "Chief Medical Officer", he still maintains a modest sized patient panel and is most beloved by his patients. During the recent implementation of an EHR System at one of CareSouth's Sites, Dr. Daniel was there the entire time to give input and to assist in seeing patients as providers were adapting to the new system. "
For the past year, through his position as the Chair of the Clinical Network, Dr. Daniel has represented the clinical staff of all Community Health Centers on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association. As chair, he brings a valuable perspective to the meeting while facilitating and providing leadership during the quarterly clinical network meetings and the Annual Clinical Network Retreat. South Carolina is fortunate to have him as a mentor and advocate in the Community Health Center movement.