South Georgia Medical Center honored three employees at a recent Nurse Week celebration. SGMC asked nurses and nursing support staff to nominate one registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and patient care technician for a Nursing Excellence Award. Kirbi Spires, RN, Patient Care Coordinator received Nurse Leader of the Year, Holly Turner, LPN, received Nurse of the Year, and Charlene Daniels, CNA received Nurse Assistant of the Year.
Spires serves as the Labor and Delivery dayshift charge nurse, recently accepting the role of patient care coordinator. According to her peers, “Everyday Kirbi makes sure each patient and staff member is taken care of. No one ever feels alone in caring for their patient because of the reassurance of having such a strong support person there to help you. Her passion and love for others is reflected in the way she treats her staff and patients.” Spires has been with SGMC for seven years.
Turner is an LPN on 4 West. According to her nomination, “Holly is a nurse that would benefit any medical team. She is dependable and always takes the time to help out where she is needed. She consistently steps in to help others who are busy with others patients.” Turner has been with SGMC for 10 years.
Daniels is a CNA at the SGMC Lanier Campus. Her nomination included, “Charlene is such a caring lady. All of our patients love her kindness and dedication to the facility. She never grumbles or complains. As some of our patients have to stay for a while, Charlene helps them have the best possible experience possible.” Daniels has been with SGMC for six years.
Nursing, or Patient Care Services as it is commonly called, is a vitally important function in all healthcare organizations. SGMC employs 1,200 employees within the Nursing division and would not be successful without the many contributions of nurses and nursing support staff who deliver hands-on care.