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Patsy Taylor named EW’s Ruth Addison Award winner

Patsy Taylor named EW’s Ruth Addison Award winner

Patsy TaylorCLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. – Patsy Taylor was named the winner of the EW Ruth Addison Award of Excellence 2023 during a special ceremony at the Focus Conference.  

Taylor, a former respiratory therapist, entered the women’s health industry after two of her four sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer and had difficulty finding a place for a breast prosthesis fitting.  

“Patsy exemplifies what the EW Ruth Addison Award of Excellence has set out to recognize, which are the trailblazers in the women’s health industry who have impacted their companies, the industry and their community,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women. “Congratulations, Patsy, and thank you for your foundational work in our industry.” 

Taylor opened her first boutique to serve the Greensboro, S.C., area in 1985, which became Designed By Nature, and subsequently opened a second Designed By Nature in Aiken, S.C. After having the boutique for 15 years, Self Regional Hospital purchased the business.  

Taylor has also been active with the breast cancer community in her area, even raising $30,000 in one year for Relay for Life in Laurens County, S.C. 

Essentially Women presents the EW Ruth Addison Award each year to an individual who has made a significant impact within her company, her community and the women’s health industry. 


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