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Author: Matt Batcheldor

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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In memoriam

VUMC remembers patients who died over past year with special virtual memorial service

By Matt Batcheldor

The program features speakers from different hospital departments, staff testimonials of patients at the end of their lives, a reading of loved ones’ names and a montage set to John Prine's "I Remember Everything"

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Employee Spotlight

Paula Ciero and Jo Ann Kounlavong named Medical Assistants of the Year

By Matt Batcheldor

They were chosen for demonstrating outstanding Credo behaviors, willingness to consistently exceed role expectations and dedication to patients, colleagues and the VUMC community.

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DAISY Award

Third quarter 2021 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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Elevate Team Award

The COVID Mass Vaccination Site Team faced a daunting task – put 200,000 shots in arms in six months. The team never wavered.

By Matt Batcheldor

The accomplishment earned the group the Elevate Team Award.

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