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CONWAY, SC–Conway Medical Center (CMC) is proud to announce that one of its employees, Wendy Donellan, BSN, RN has received the Palmetto Gold Award from the South Carolina Nurses Association.

Wendy Donellan, BSN, RN has been employed at CMC since 2003 and currently serves in the role of Clinical Educator.  She has a Bachelor of Science from Regis University and is a registered nurse.  She is currently enrolled at Regis University where she is earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a dual focus in Clinical Education and Healthcare Administration.  Donnellan is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, a member of Horry Georgetown Technical College EMS Advisory Board, volunteers with Catholic Charities, organizes and participates in bi-annual mission trips to Central America and is the current Chairwoman for the Mayday Task Force and Psych Committee at CMC.

Donellan’s nomination stated, “Wendy impacts patient care through education, dedication and mentoring.  She has extensive and varied clinical experience making her an excellent teacher and mentor.  She has a passion for helping the underserved and promoting health education.”

The Palmetto Gold was started by various nursing organizations throughout South Carolina as a platform to recognize nursing and support nursing education with scholarship funds.  Each year, employers from healthcare settings are asked to nominate outstanding nurses from their organization to be considered as one of the 100 nurses honored.  Nominators are asked to provide evidence of how the nominee demonstrated excellence to the profession by addressing four area of criteria including, promoting and advancing of the profession of nursing, displaying of caring and commitment to patients, families and colleagues, demonstrating leadership by assisting others to grow and develop and contributing to the overall outcomes in the practice.

Donellan was recognized at the Palmetto Gold Gala on March 28 in Columbia, SC. For more information call 843-347-5895.

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