Ray Named RMC 2019 Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year

Ray Named RMC 2019 Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) is pleased to announce that Annie M. Ray, CNA, was recently recognized as its 2019 Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year.

“It has been a pleasure having Annie take care of our patients and families,” said RMC Chief Nursing Officer Dana L. Dalton, DNP, MSN-MHA, BC-NE, RN-BC. “Annie doesn’t just take vital signs and help patients to the restroom – she treats every patient with compassion, respect and dignity, which greatly enhances their overall experience.”

Ray currently works on the 3 West Medical Surgery Unit and has been employed by RMC for 16 years. A native of Orangeburg, Ray and her husband have two children and seven grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting family, attending services at Oak Growth Baptist Church and training her German Shepherd to perform new tricks.

The CNA of the Year award was initiated by the Shared Governance Quality Council of RMC’s Nursing Department in appreciation of all certified nursing assistants at RMC. Criteria for the award includes: excellence in patient care, an enthusiastic and caring attitude, a healthy work ethic, a team player, a commitment to RMC and the community by demonstrating outstanding skills and compassion for patients, families and guests, and an active certified nursing assistant certificate or a certified nursing technician certificate.