SNC Recognitiuon

Saluda Nursing & Rehab
Center 2022 Service Awards

  On December 14, the Saluda Nursing & Rehab Center held their annual Christmas Lunch for their employees.  
  The meal was delicious and catered by Riley’s on Main.  During the celebration, the nursing home recognized their retirees and staff members who met special milestones in 2022.  
  These years were based on the staff member’s consecutive years of service on a five-year scale.  Combined these individuals provided 427 years of service to the residents of Saluda Nursing Center.  
  Dayna Bledsoe, Administrator & CEO, shared a message of gratitude with the staff and voiced a vision for the future.  Dr. Ralph Riley, Chairman of SNC Board, thanked all staff on behalf of the board and recognized the guest of honor, Mr. Bob Bowles, who is the center’s longest serving administrator.  Mr. Bowles proudly served the residents of Saluda for 45 years.  Joining Mr. Bowles was his wife, Mrs. Ann Bowles, who was also a valued asset to the Saluda Nursing & Rehab Center.
Employees Recognized:
5 Years of Service
  Stacie Coleman, CNA; Carzella Cromer, CNA; Bessie Daniels, CNA; Tarkida Etheredge, CNA; Elizabeth Forrest, CNA; Shakeyki Glover, CNA; Mone’t Hicks-Quattlebaum, Activities Assistant; Mary Allison Kimberling, Nurse; Erika Stevens, CNA; Nicole Stevens, Dietary Coordinator; Kendra West, CNA
10 Years of Service
  Angela Daniels, Laundry Aide
15 Years of Service
  Marla Edgerley, Nurse; Felicia Matthews, CNA; Kristi Robertson, Nurse
20 Years of Service
  Susie Brown, Rehab CNA; Jamie Holloway, Floor Tech; Denise Long, Dietary Aide; Robin Turner, MDS Coordinator
25 Years of Service
  Faye Lockwood, Dietary Coordinator; Miriam West, Social Services
30 Years of Service
  Belinda Coleman, CNA; Valarie Mathis, Rehab CNA; Tammie Storey, Nurse
  Susan Berry (28 Years of Service), Nurse; O. Lee Bledsoe (28 Years of Service), Maintenance Tech; Lucille Mims (37 Years of Service), Laundry Aide; Jay Mack (2 Years of Service), Administrator; James Smoak (2 Years of Service), Painter

Tab Report

By Ann Forrest Watkins

  Those of you who have followed the collection of tabs for the RMHC of Columbia know that we keep a count of how many we had collected over the years. 
  Based on it taking 63,560 tabs to equal a mile, it would take 3,000,000 to go to Columbia and 6,000,000 for a round trip.  I had quit calculating that before Covid but would like to start back if for no other reason than to keep an interest in popping tabs.  The tabs are sold to the recycle center, and that money is used to help support the costs for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. 
  We just made it to another 3,000,000 collected with tabs donated by dedicated local participants.  This concluded our ninth trip to Columbia.  So now we need to "buckle down" and start back popping to get us home.  I'd love to think that we could do this by the end of this year.  Get your companies and organizations on board and hopefully get the schools started back.
  I will be happy to pick up if need be, or you can drop off at my  house.  894-941-0022. Thank you!!!!