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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Credo Award Winner

Jenny Leigh sets out each day to make a difference for her fellow nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

Leigh, a nursing education specialist, provides educational support for more than 400 staff members in the NICU

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Patient Spotlight

Janet Darnell received a life-saving lung transplant. Five months later she received life-saving surgery for colon cancer. She calls herself a “walking miracle.”

By Matt Batcheldor

Without the lung transplant, the cancer may never have been detected.

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DAISY Award

“Our family is forever grateful”: Latest DAISY Awards honor seven 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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Employee Spotlight

Even on a Zoom call, Christi Gray’s friend Erica Luhrs could tell she was sick. After life-saving treatment, Gray returned to SICU to thank the people who cared for her.

By Matt Batcheldor

A week in intensive care later, Gray is back at work and doing well. Her message: Listen to your body and practice self-care.

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Credo Award Winner

Suzanne Duckworth recognized for empowering, supporting new nurses and medical assistants

By Matt Batcheldor

"She’s never without a smile or positive comment about her team. She’s genuine in her desire to see others grow and develop and has demonstrated this repeatedly.”

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Patient Spotlight

Hospital staff conspires to help transplant patient plan a surprise proposal – to his wife

By Matt Batcheldor

Love was in the air on the seventh floor of Medical Center East

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DAISY Award

Latest DAISY Awards honor seven 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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Employee Spotlight

Eighteen years ago Kanisha Sizemore got a new kidney and pancreas. With her job in the Transplant Pharmacy she gives patients hope and perspective.

By Matt Batcheldor

“Being a transplant recipient is a blessing, but it is also life changing in several ways."

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Patient Spotlight

Mary Marlowe decided to donate one of her kidneys. Four people received transplants as a result.

By Matt Batcheldor

“It is amazing to see all the pieces come together from one person’s generosity.”

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