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Credo Award Winner

Credo Award Winner

Katonya Graham’s dedication and persistence saved a patient’s life

By Leigh MacMillan

“Without Katonya’s efforts, the patient would not have seen us in a timely manner. This is condition where any delay in treatment can result in death or disability."

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Credo Award Winner

Paula Ciero fun toy toolkit puts children at ease during clinic visits

By Christina Echegaray

From fidget bracelets to sound tubes to "squishies," Ciero finds ways to make children smile.

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Credo Award Winner

With each pediatric heart surgery she schedules, Alicia Kepley builds a rapport with families

By Nancy Humphrey

Alicia Kepley. Photo by Erin O. Smith. When parents receive a call from Monroe Carell…

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No matter the situation, Jessica Stroh always finds the right way to show people she cares

By Wayne Wood

"Jessica is an exceptional nurse and one of those people who brings humor and light at just the right moment. This could be to a patient with a difficult diagnosis, a new staff member who is overwhelmed, or a colleague having a tough day."

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Kelley Colvin is passionate about finding employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. Under his leadership, VUMC has become a model for success.  

By Diana Duren

“His dedication and time have resulted in, and will continue to result in, employment opportunities for adults with disabilities at Vanderbilt University Medical Center."

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Credo Award Winner

Jennifer Emery is used to celebrating patients’ successes in physical therapy. This time, she’s the one being celebrated as a Credo Award winner.

By Leigh MacMillan

“It’s such an honor. You work hard every single day and live by the Credo behaviors — to be recognized for that feels really good.”

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Credo Award Winner

Kristen Kerkhove aims to ease the transition home for palliative care patients

By Nancy Humphrey

“My goal is to make sure our patients have everything they need when they leave the hospital so they can spend their time focusing on what’s important to them.”

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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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Credo Award Winner

With a “give-it-your all attitude,” Heather Winters is devoted to helping children reach their full potential

By Nancy Humphrey

As a pediatric occupational therapist, Winters is always thinking how she can better serve the children she encounters each day.

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