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October 29-- Larry’s Giant Subs of Vidalia donated 10% of proceeds of sales to Meadows Healthcare Foundation and Team Steppin’ 4 Ta-Ta’s to support local citizens who are fighting breast cancer.

Larry’s Giant Subs Manager Jeanette Scott presented checks to Diane Green, breast cancer survivor and Vidalia’s Steppin’ 4 Ta-Ta’s team member, and Cindy Williams, Meadows Healthcare Foundation Chair. “We are so happy to help with such a well-deserved cause," Scott said. "We certainly expect to continue to do what we can to help those affected by breast cancer in our community.”

larrys Left to right: Robyn Banks, Steppin’ 4 Ta-Ta’s Team Captain; Linda Grimes, Steppin’ 4 Ta-Ta’s Team Member; Diane Green, breast cancer survivor and Steppin’ 4 Ta-Ta’s Team Member; Jeanette Scott, Larry’s Giant Subs Manager; Cindy Williams, Meadows Healthcare Foundation Chair.




PAULAPaula Thomas, Meadows Regional Medical Center PACU RN, received the September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize nurses who go above and beyond in providing excellent care to their patients every day. Meadows Regional Medical Center, a proud DAISY Award hospital partner, recognizes one nurse each month to receive the special award.

Thomas was nominated by Meadows Regional Medical Center Anesthesiologists Dr. Stacie Wong and Dr. Frank Gibase for noticing a patient’s abnormal vital signs after surgery, thus prompting the need for further exploratory surgery. “If not for Paula’s attention to subtleties, this patient would have had a much different outcome,” Wong said. “Paula’s excellent care of this patient is representative of her attention to detail and superb nursing care of all her patients. A job well done.”

“We are delighted to honor Paula with the DAISY award,” said Meadows Regional Medical Chief Nursing Officer, Michele Malone. “She is an excellent nurse who strives to provide the best care to every patient she meets.”

Thomas has been employed with Meadows Regional Medical Center for fifteen years and currently resides in Ailey.

The Daisy Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received during his hospital stay inspired this unique means of recognizing extraordinary nurses who make an enormous difference in the lives of patients.


Samantha Sapp, Radiation Therapist at The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center, has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award. She was nominated for the award for going above and beyond to help a patient during her lunch hour.

This special award was created to recognize staff members and physicians who are noticed for exemplifying Meadows’ values of compassion, teamwork and integrity. Awards are given to deserving employees for coming up with new ideas, helping coworkers, and other efforts that bring value to the team.

SAMANTHAJPG“We are very fortunate to have Samantha on our team,” said Samantha Walker, (left) RN OCN, Cancer Care Director at The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center. “She goes above and beyond each and every day to make sure each patient and family member is cared for.”

“Samantha is always on the front lines of compassion and service,” said Meadows President & CEO Alan Kent. “We are very fortunate to have her.”

Sapp has been employed with Meadows for four years and currently resides in Claxton.