A leading authority in ICU-related depression and PTSD, Jim Jackson’s skills have proven especially critical to helping patients during the pandemic
"The last year has been so traumatizing and hard, but to use the skills and knowledge that we have been developing to good effect in the service of others during this difficult season has been meaningful.”
When VUMC’s COVID-19 unit opened, Leslie Thompson eagerly stepped up to work there. She’d do it again in a heartbeat.
“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.”
Opening a new patient care unit requires months of planning. Devin Bunch helped open the COVID-19 ICU in just a matter of days.
“Whatever it is, we roll up our sleeves and do what’s best for our patients.”
Michelle Kennedy follows the same mantra whether at work or in her personal life: be a good role model and walk the walk.
“I won’t ask someone to do something I wouldn’t do myself. I try to give 110% every day. Whatever I can do to help people, I will.”
Chris Terry gets satisfaction from solving patients’ barriers to care long before they become real problems
“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.”
Laresa Jackson’s coworkers are so sorry she won a Credo Award. (Not really)
Public recognition is not her thing. But she’s always reminding her staff of the difference they make.
Grace Cronin, known as “Miss Grace,” by patients and families, just earned a Credo Award for her ability to ease concerns and willingness to help out wherever possible.
“She is a positive influence to all who meet her, and it is a privilege to know such a wonderful physical therapist.”
Driven by passion and persistence, Kim Arnold goes above and beyond to help patients
“Her service and love for our patients translates directly with her quality of work.”
In his first six months at Vanderbilt’s Dayani Center, Eric Jarvis maneuvered a car crash, a tornado and a pandemic.
Through it all, his leadership has been a steadying influence for his 60-member team