Tidelands caring awards

Emily Steen, left, and Jennifer Tucker receive the Tidelands Health Caring Hearts awards Feb. 14 for their positive attitudes, teamwork and the exceptional care they provide to patients.

Two Tidelands Health team members have earned awards for their positive attitudes and the compassionate care they provide to patients.

Jennifer Tucker of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Emily Steen of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital earned this year’s Caring Hearts awards.

Tidelands Health presents the Caring Hearts awards annually to recognize team members who demonstrate extraordinary teamwork and a commitment to help patients, visitors and their Tidelands Health colleagues.

Tucker, an operating room scheduler, received multiple nominations from co-workers commending her positive attitude, commitment to accuracy and willingness to go above and beyond to help her teammates – even voluntarily giving up scheduled time off around the holidays to assist.

“Jennifer Tucker definitely has a heart of gold and is well deserving of the Caring Hearts award,” one teammate wrote in her nomination. “Jennifer is a valuable team player, initiative taker and always accountable.”

Steen, a nursing assistant on 2 East at Tidelands Waccamaw, earned the award for her caring attitude toward patients.

“Emily doesn’t just enter the room to take vitals or to help the patient to the restroom. She spends time with the patients and their families,” a co-worker wrote in the nomination. “A patient recently commented, ‘Emily is a wonder. She is everything a nurse’s aide should be: empathetic, kind and extremely helpful.’”

The award winners were honored during a Caring Hearts celebration on Valentine’s Day.

“Jennifer and Emily embody the caring spirit and positive attitude of the Tidelands Health team,” said Ashley Capps, associate vice president of nursing operations for Tidelands Health. “We are proud to honor them with these awards for all they do every day for our patients, visitors and team members.”