CMC Employees Receive Starfish of the Quarter Awards 

CONWAY, SC–  Conway Medical Center (CMC) recognized two employees for their valuable contributions to CMC.  Deidre Meadows, RN from the Medical/Palliative Care Unit and Lucretia Harris from Dietary Services were recognized as CMC's "Starfish of the Quarter". This award is given to two CMC staff members, one clinical and one nonclinical, who personify service excellence by going above and beyond for CMC's patients and families. 

Deidre Meadows, RN has been employed with CMC for over thirteen years and currently works as a registered nurse in the Medical/Palliative Care Unit.  According to Treena Thibodeau, director of the Medical Unit at CMC, "Deidre is an excellent role model for excellence in nursing care and has always been a strong advocate for Conway Medical Center and her peers. She is a very responsible charge nurse and a very good friend to many on the Medical Unit."  Treena says that Deidre has received numerous complimentary letters and notes from past patients and families over the years. "She truly makes her patients and their families comfortable here at CMC and she is very attentive to the needs of her peers also."  

Deidre says that she has never thought of pursuing a different career.  “Nursing is in my blood.  I love my job and will continue to work harder and harder for the continued excellence of care that my unit and CMC provides.” 

Lucretia Harris has worked at CMC for over seven years as a catering associate with Dietary Services.  She recently was promoted to assist with tray line supervision.  “Lucretia is an exceptional member of the Dietary Services team and doesn’t just go with the flow, punching in and out every day,” says Effie Akerlund, assistant director of Dietary Services at CMC.  “She cares about what she does and goes above and beyond the call of duty.  She has been recognized multiple times through letters and emails for her work ethic and friendly personality and I am thrilled that she is finally being recognized with this award.  She is hardworking, cheerful, and dependable and she always seeks to do her personal best.  She embodies all the characteristics of a Starfish.” 

(Photos attached:  Deidre Meadows, RN alone;  Rick Wendland, director of Dietary Services, Lucretia Harris, & Kevin Lovett, vice president of Facilities and Operations)

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