CMC Recognizes Nursing “Difference Makers”
Think back to the last time you visited a hospital or a physician’s office. Maybe you were sick or you were visiting a loved one lying in a hospital bed. What caregivers did you see the most? For most of us, the winners, hands down, are the nursing staff.
During Nurses Week, we are honoring and showing appreciation for these professionals and recognizing the difference they make through nursing. They have busy lives- they’re parents, mentors, friends, and leaders- yet they find a way to also make a difference at Conway Medical Center.
Help us celebrate and thank these “difference makers” and all the other nursing professionals who go above and beyond our mission, creating personal and positive experiences for their patients, every day.
EMILY ARMEL, RN Critical Care Unit
As an active member of the US Army, Emily can adapt to any situation. She is always willing to learn new things and take on new challenges. Emily is ready to step in as needed, be it changing assignments, picking up a new patient, or floating to another unit. She’s a team player with the can-do attitude and always a friendly demeanor.
SONYA COX, LPN CMC Orthopaedics
Sonya works closely with our joint replacement patients and has been described as “caring first and administrative second.” She helps her patients and their families feel safe and cared for during what can be a physically painful and emotionally difficult period. She walks hand in hand with them through the surgery process. She is knowledgeable, patient, and kind and exemplifies the qualities of an excellent orthopedic nurse.
SARA FESKO, LPN CMC Pediatrics - Postal Way
Patients, providers and co-workers alike all love Sara. She selflessly puts the needs of her patients above her own and spends every day working to make their lives easier. She is a team player, assisting clinical staff as needed, providing additional support to the providers, and stepping in when anything out of the ordinary needs to be done. She is an excellent trainer, ensuring new employees become successful members of the CMC team.
JESSICA FRY, RN Critical Care Unit
Lynne began volunteering as an Endoscopy waiting room volunteer and later moved on to become a cuddler volunteer. She is a very dedicated member of the cuddlers in the Maternal Child Health Services providing love and compassion while taking great care of the babies here at Conway Medical Center. Lynne is instrumental in training new volunteers in their role as cuddlers. She is also the smiling face that was chosen for the cover of our Volunteer Services brochure. Lynne has contributed 2654 hours to CMC reaching the Palmetto milestone in 2021.
KENNY KNIGHT, LPN Flex Pool
Two words to describe Kenny: helpful and productive! An active member of the US military, Kenny is currently continuing his nursing education to become an RN. When he’s not focusing on his studies, Kenny works in our flex pool where he goes from office to office, adapting to their unique atmospheres, responsibilities, and demands to help where needed. He attacks each and every challenge with a positive attitude, works with the providers to accommodate their daily needs, and consistently exceeds expectations.
LORI MCBRIDE, LPN CMC Neurology
Lori greets the day with a smile on her face and works hard from the time she clocks in until the moment she clocks out. She goes above and beyond for her patients, ensuring their messages are answered, their medications are in order, and their overall needs are met. She cares deeply for her co-workers and patients, doing what needs to be done to positively impact others.
MICHAEL MEADE, LPN CMC Cardiology
Michael is always upbeat, friendly, welcoming, and courteous. He exemplifies excellence in nursing, not just for his patients but for his colleagues as well. He has the utmost respect for his provider, Dr. Odle, and together they make a fantastic team. He has received many accolades from patients for his excellent communication, warmth, and the confidence in care he provides.
TAYLOR RICHARDS, RN Surgical Unit
Taylor is known for her natural leadership skills and ability to motivate her team members. She was recently promoted to Charge Nurse and has shown tremendous growth in her new role. Taylor goes above and beyond for her unit, our patients, and our entire CMC community.
CHRISTY RICHARDSON, RN Embrace Hospice House
As a hospice nurse, Christy has a caregiver’s heart and always goes the extra mile to help patients and their families. Her empathetic and compassionate approach to care makes all the difference. Whether it’s educating, advocating, or simply filling in, she truly brings out the best in each person who walks through the doors. She gives all credit for what she does to her team who work so hard to provide exceptional care and support to their patients.
CODY SHEETS, CMA CMC Pain Management
With an infectious smile and a driven work ethic, Cody played an integral role at CMC’s new Pain Management office and ensured a smooth transition for the Dr. Mbuvah, staff, and patients. He efficiently keeps things running smoothly, never says no to any request, and makes sure every patient has the best possible care. Cody sets the bar high and is a great example of our values and standard of care.
KRISTAL SWOR, LPN CMC Primary Care - Towne Center
Krystal is consistently recognized by patients for her great care and kind heart. She has high expectations for herself and strives to be the nurse that her patients need and deserve. She has a superior work ethic, providing excellent clinical support to her provider, Dr. Ross. “Professional.” “An asset.” “Efficient.” “Helpful.” “Wonderful.” “Simply the best.” That’s Krystal.
JORDAN WILKINSON, RN Telemetry Unit
Jordan is truly a superhero for the #HEARTHROB Telemetry Team. She has worked in multiple capacities including as a charge nurse. Jordan gives 110% in everything she does. She excels at orienting and mentoring new nurses both on her unit and through the RN Academy. She embodies all of CMC’s core values and we know she will go great places with CMC as she pursues her master’s degree in nursing.
Join the Nursing Staff at CMC
As the first hospital in one of the quickest growing areas in the U.S., Conway Medical Center continues to expand and add to our health system to improve access and the quality of healthcare available to our community members.
Nursing has been ranked the most trusted profession for nineteen years in a row and CMC values the trust and compassion that nursing brings to our organization. Whether you are new or experienced in your nursing profession, CMC has a place for you!
Opportunity awaits you here at CMC. Learn more about nursing job opportunities at CMC and join the most caring healthcare team in Horry County.