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Author: Nancy Humphrey

Employee Spotlight

He’s a dentist. He plays hockey. He is VERY careful about his teeth.

By Nancy Humphrey

Tyler Ames, DMD, has seen the worst of what a hockey puck or stick can do to the mouth. He loves hitting the ice anyway with his team the Gravediggers.

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Credo Award Winner

Nicholas Blackmon creates casts to help children heal. He just received a Credo Award for his dedication, positivity and work ethic.

By Nancy Humphrey

“Nick always says, ‘it will be OK,’ and ‘we got this.’"

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VUMC in the Community

A wreck on the highway with a bleeding man, a pregnant woman and a small child. VUMC’s Chris Hare stopped to help.

By Nancy Humphrey

A routine afternoon commute changed in an instant

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Credo Award Winner

Drea Gaffney thinks of her own father every time she speaks with patients about their bills

By Nancy Humphrey

Gaffney said that the best part of her job is being able to tell patients that their account is resolved, and they don’t have to worry about it any more.

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Credo Award Winner

Deborah Bohlen celebrated for compassion and support of her team at the office and beyond

By Nancy Humphrey

"Deb supports people in their professional roles as well as their personal roles.”

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Elevate Team Award

When it comes to patients’ medical mysteries, the VUMC Undiagnosed Diseases Network team is on the case

By Nancy Humphrey

Members of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) team: Front row, L-R: Amy K. Robertson, MSN, FNP-BC; Lynette…

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Credo Award Winner

Gail Cherry remembers what it’s like being a patient and brings that sensitivity to others

By Nancy Humphrey

“She has a passion for nursing, for the patient and for anybody else in the room with the patient. She’s a beautiful person inside and out.” 

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Employee Spotlight

A Children’s Hospital parking valet taught himself origami art so he could share it with children. For one little boy, that simple gesture means everything.

By Nancy Humphrey

Coming in for treatment is hard for 5-year-old Ollie Faircloth, but seeing valet Mohamed Elshami brings a smile every time. Ollie calls Mohamed his friend. Mohamed calls Ollie his hero.

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Credo Award Winner

Jonathan Dow’s simple gestures, compassion go a long way to help families

By Nancy Humphrey

"His calmness and kindness helps create a culture of encouragement with everyone he comes in contact with."

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