Two Tidelands Health nurses honored with DAISY awards during National Nurses Week for providing outstanding careMay 11, 2023May 11, 2023
Contact: Dawn Bryant
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Two Tidelands Health nurses earned the prestigious DAISY award for the compassionate and extraordinary care they provide to their patients.
Tracey Pitcavage of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Chelsea Howard of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital were presented with DAISY awards Tuesday during National Nurses Week, which runs May 6-12.
Both received multiple nominations from patients, relatives of patients or other Tidelands Health team members. They were applauded not only for their skill and compassion in caring for patients but also for taking the time to share their expertise and serve as mentors to nurses starting their careers and students pursuing health care degrees.
Pitcavage’s nominations applauded her dedication to go above and beyond for her patients, her extensive knowledge and her ability to help her patients feel at ease with her friendliness, as well as her commitment to take the time to discuss their care plan.
“Tracey is very patient, kind and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure her patients are treated well, feel comfortable and are more at ease,” a patient’s daughter wrote in the nomination. “I am very thankful that she is my mom’s nurse. My mom is in good hands with her care. I hope she knows how exceptional she is and how much it is truly appreciated. Thank you for being you, Tracey.”
Howard received multiple nominations emphasizing her compassion for her patients as well as her dedication to helping newer team members learn – even after working long shifts.
“She is the most compassionate and caring nurse one could ever want. She was so knowledgeable and made me feel so at ease about everything I was going through,” a patient wrote in her nomination. “She had excellent interpersonal skills and showed so much empathy for me. I loved watching her help train other staff members, and her time and care with them was beautiful to see. … I never once worried about what was happening because Chelsea really knows her stuff. Chelsea is a committed nurse and so loving, kind and knowledgeable.”
Tidelands Health presents DAISY awards annually during National Nurses Week in May. The national DAISY award and the DAISY Foundation were established by the family of the late Patrick Barnes, who died of a rare autoimmune disease at the age of 33, to honor his memory and recognize nurses around the country who deliver extraordinary care.
“Our Tidelands Health nursing team is truly extraordinary. Our nurses feel called to serve our patients and our community with skill, dedication and compassion. Every day they make a difference in the lives of patients and community members,” said Ashley Capps, vice president of operations and chief nursing officer. “Tracey and Chelsea embody what it means to be part of our Tidelands Health nursing team and are definitely deserving of the special DAISY award. We join in honoring them as award winners and celebrating all of our nursing team members for the outstanding work they do year round.”
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About Tidelands Health
Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.Contact:Dawn Bryantdbryant@tidelandshealth.org, 8436521636
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