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Credo Award Winner

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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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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Making a connection is about more than just work for Michelle Payne

By Diana Duren

Her commitment to human connection doesn’t just make her an excellent marketing director—it also makes her a great co-worker

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Troy Hamm says he ‘happened to be in the right place, at the right time’ when he saved a patient’s life. It was anything but chance.

By Leigh MacMillan

“Troy is a true professional, and his consistent actions and behavior not only make him a front-line hero, but a shining example of our Credo behaviors.”

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Annette Goad follows the ‘golden rule’ of patient care – care for patients the way she would want to be cared for.

By Emily Stembridge

“I have to set that bar high because that’s the way I want other providers to treat my family, friends and co-workers who I love dearly. It’s just the right thing to do.”

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Lisa Bond, master surgery scheduler, helps thousands of people achieve better hearing each year

By Nancy Humphrey

Surgery scheduling is not as simple as looking at one calendar and picking a day. But Bond makes it her mission to ensure everyone is happy.

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No detail is too small and no task too big for research administrative officer Mustafa Nateqi

By Christina Echegaray

Nateqi's can-do attitude and dedication earn him a Credo Award.

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A leading authority in ICU-related depression and PTSD, Jim Jackson’s skills have proven especially critical to helping patients during the pandemic

By Bill Snyder

"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.”

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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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