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Author: Jill Clendening

Credo Award Winner

When VUMC’s COVID-19 unit opened, Leslie Thompson eagerly stepped up to work there. She’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Jill Clendening

“Someone had to go clean those rooms up, and I’m happy to do whatever I’m asked to do. It comes with the job. I just wanted to help out and be a team player.”

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Employee Spotlight

The whitewater trip was a disaster. It motivated Renée Garside to become an expert kayaker.

By Jill Clendening

There’s no doubt she loves it, especially when she says things like: “I just love it, love it, love it.”

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Credo Award Winner

Chris Terry gets satisfaction from solving patients’ barriers to care long before they become real problems

By Jill Clendening

“Chris’s dedication not only kept the patient from having a potentially bad outcome, but also demonstrates the type of customer service our patients should expect from VUMC.”

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Employee Spotlight

Goats galore are the ultimate stress reliever for lab manager Kris Ellis

By Jill Clendening

She loves her job at VUMC, but it can be stressful. She gets home from work, heads to the barn, and the stress melts away.

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Elevate Team Award

Infection Prevention team likens pandemic to an ultramarathon

By Jill Clendening

“We always say that infection prevention is everyone’s business, and the pandemic reflects that."

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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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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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Elevate Team Award

Telehealth team wins Elevate Team Award

By Jill Clendening

“In a time of crisis and uncertainty, the Telehealth team quickly adapted to the changing guidelines and mobilized the organization to establish a robust and effective way to reach and serve our patients in their homes.”

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Employee Spotlight

The priceless notebook of Mr. Price

By Jill Clendening

A vital ingredient for COVID testing was unavailable anywhere. Then Howard Price remembered a recipe in an old notebook.

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