GREENVILLE, S.C. — Brendi Stokes, RN, has received the 2018 Greenville Health System (GHS) Larry M. Greer Stellar Service Award, indicating an exemplary commitment to service for patients and fellow employees.
Stokes, an administrative nursing supervisor at Patewood Medical Campus, was honored for her compassionate care and her dedication to going above and beyond for her patients. In one particular instance noted within her nomination, Stokes discovered that the cafeteria was running low on meals to give to moms of newly delivered babies, so she enlisted colleagues to set up a sandwich assembly line to ensure enough meals for all moms. Stokes’ nomination included additional stories of her checking on patients at home, serving homeless individuals in need of a meal in the emergency room and stepping in to help when staff or supplies were running short.
“Brendi has been an outstanding administrative supervisor in many ways. She never hesitates to jump in and lend a helping hand,” said Rikina Walton, nursing supervisor for Family Beginnings. “She is very resourceful to the staff with her past experiences. Her personality and professionalism are some of her greatest qualities.”
Stokes has been with GHS since 2006, spending most of her career as an administrative supervisor at Greer Memorial Hospital. While at Greer Memorial, Stokes was a highly engaged member of the management staff, participating in the Professional Practice Counsel, Bed-Side Shift Report committee and the Fall Prevention Team Chair. She also helped lead the Greer Memorial nursing staff to Magnet designation in 2016, the highest national designation for nursing excellence.
The Larry M. Greer Stellar Service Award has been presented to one employee every year since 2000, and was established to honor employees who go above and beyond in creating a culture of service for patients and fellow co-workers. It is the highest employee service award given at GHS.
About Greenville Health System
Greenville-based Greenville Health System (GHS) has partnered with Columbia-based Palmetto Health to form a not-for-profit health care delivery system serving 1.2 million patients annually across South Carolina. The new name and graphic identity are expected to be announced later this year. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its academic health system, eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services. GHS, by itself a 1,627-bed system, is home to 16 medical residency and fellowship programs, as well as partnership efforts such as the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and the soon-opening Clemson University Center for Nursing, Health Innovation and Research. Visit www.ghs.org for more information.