Hilton Head Regional Healthcare’s Deborah Hale and Rosella Jenkins Named Tenet Heroes

Aug 11, 2023

Tenet Healthcare’s annual recognition program honors standout employees


Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Hilton Head Regional Healthcare announced today that two team members, Deborah Hale and Rosella Jenkins, have been honored as Tenet Heroes as part of Tenet’s annual recognition program. These individuals were named Tenet Heroes for their outstanding contributions in 2022.

The Tenet Heroes program celebrates those individuals who make a meaningful impact within their communities and go above and beyond their daily responsibilities. Nominated by leadership and/or fellow colleagues, Tenet Heroes exemplify the company’s core values and commitment to its mission.

Deborah Hale is a Certified Scrub Tech/Certified Surgical Assistant at Hilton Head Hospital, and Rosella Jenkins is a Supervisor at Hilton Head Regional Healthcare.

“Deb and Rosella are true inspirations who continue to make a positive and meaningful difference in our community,” said Joel C. Taylor, Market CEO of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, which includes Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital. “We are deeply grateful for their dedication, selfless efforts, and commitment to our mission.”

tenet-hero-2023-200x300Hale was recognized as a Tenet Hero for her team player mentality, dedication to her patients, and devotion to continued education and the development of others. Hale’s primary role and focus is as a scrub tech for cardiac surgery. However, she consistently cross-covers as a scrub tech or first assist wherever a need may arise including women’s and general surgery or supporting the Emergency Department. She often goes above and beyond to help ensure patient comfort and well-being, according to her nomination. In addition, Hale’s regard for higher education has allowed her to participate in a Surgical Tech Clinical Ladder program and pioneer a program for scrub techs to become RN First Assists.

Jenkins was recognized as a Tenet Hero for her empathic and humble approach to leading her team and interacting with patients. Centralized Scheduling is often the first interaction with our health care system, and Jenkins and her team make an outstanding first impression, helping facilitate a positive experience for patients and physicians, according to her nomination. She has intimate knowledge of the processes and procedures yet maintains the ability to interact with patients in a very warm and relatable way. Jenkins has also worked to support the department and other hospital initiatives outside of regular working hours and has worked closely with community outreach events to represent the hospital. The individual who nominated Jenkins explained her positive spirit, professionalism, and demeanor make her an outstanding colleague of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare in and out of the hospital.

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