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DAISY Award

Extraordinary nurses in Labor & Delivery and in ICUs honored with DAISY Awards

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. Here are VUMC's latest winners.

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Employee Spotlight

Suzie Brown, singer-songwriter, meet Dr. Suzanne Brown Sacks, transplant cardiologist

By Matt Batcheldor

Her twin passions for music and for medicine brought her to Nashville and to VUMC

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Patient Spotlight

A story of family and faith: Jennifer received a kidney transplant. The donor was Capri, who is married to Dennis. Jennifer is Dennis’ ex-wife. It’s complicated.

By Matt Batcheldor

The extended family has grown closer as a result of Capri's generosity. She says her faith led her to the decision.

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DAISY Award

The nurse came back from Kroger to care for a patient, and other DAISY Award-winning examples of extraordinary nurses.

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. Here are VUMC's latest winners.

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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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