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Credo Award Winner

Driven by passion and persistence, Kim Arnold goes above and beyond to help patients

By Matt Batcheldor

“Her service and love for our patients translates directly with her quality of work.”

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Credo Award Winner

Grace Cronin, known as “Miss Grace,” by patients and families, just earned a Credo Award for her ability to ease concerns and willingness to help out wherever possible.

By Emily Stembridge

“She is a positive influence to all who meet her, and it is a privilege to know such a wonderful physical therapist.”

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Weather Report

Winter storm brings snowy vistas to VUMC

By Wayne Wood

Photographs by Donn Jones

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Employee Spotlight

Who is that masked man?

By Jessica Pasley

Frank Nix of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit finds a way to connect with patient families with his custom face covers

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Health, yes

Children’s Hospital urges sledding safety

By Jessica Pasley

Whizzing along on snow and ice is fun, but be careful

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Employee Spotlight

Patients’ stories motivate Lizzie Simonds, the only paramedic working in VUMC’s COVID unit

By Wayne Wood

She remembers one man who was scared and couldn't rest: “I spent 45 minutes…sitting next to him, holding his hand so he felt safe enough to try to sleep for a little bit."

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC Valentines: They met at employee orientation, the proposal was in Langford Auditorium, the wedding is set for next year

By Jill Clendening

Camille Allison and Tyler Deresky didn't learn much about policy or parking permits, but orientation was the start of something beautiful

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Employee Spotlight

The Christmas bombing cut a patient off from her vital medications. Specialty pharmacy technician Nikki Auen was there to help.

By Emily Stembridge

“We will always advocate for our patients in any way we can. It’s just what we do.”

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DAISY Award

Fourth quarter DAISY Awards honor extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Heather Jackson aims to improve lives, no matter where she serves

By Jill Clendening

She was honored with the Five Pillar Leader Award at the latest virtual Leadership Assembly

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