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Credo Award Winner

Credo Award Winner

With a smile and a paint brush, Tim Temple works to bring quality care to patients at VPH

By Doug Campbell

“He problem solves solutions unique to the behavioral health environment and models empathy and compassion for our patients and for his colleagues.”

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Credo Award Winner

After a tornado tore through Thomas Akins’s home in an overnight storm, he was only worried about one thing: getting to work to serve patients and families.

By Paul Govern

“He is truly the most positive person and a real example of the Credo.”

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Credo Award Winner

From organizing ugly sweater parties to serving as a guide for new international students, Jennifer Craker does it all.

By Nancy Humphrey

“I’ve worked in four institutions with a ton of people in a role like hers, and I’ve never encountered anyone even close to her caliber.”

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Credo Award Winner

Thurman Stevens takes extra steps to ease patients’ anxiety

By Tom Wilemon

Stevens said he stays on the lookout for patients who may need some extra help.

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Credo Award Winner

Leslie Reese helps patients living with HIV navigate life. From arranging appointments and transportation to educating patients on medicines, there’s ‘truly no problem she can’t solve.’

By Nancy Humphrey

"No matter how difficult the task may be, Leslie finds a way to make someone’s life better."

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Credo Award Winner

Arbee Hossain is a genius at helping the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy operate at its best for patients and employees

By Kelsey Herbers

“He works so hard behind the scenes, then shows up to the patient’s room with a smile on his face and makes the whole process appear seamless and easy.”

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Credo Award Winner

Chris Turner wants to help patients recover and smile, even if that means sharing stories about the time he dressed up as The Incredible Hulk

By Paul Govern

“I love putting smiles on people’s faces when they don’t have a lot to smile about."

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Credo Award Winner

Chris Pua’s behind-the-scenes work brings him into spotlight

By Leigh MacMillan

He hopes the software applications and systems he and his team develop work so well that users don’t even notice them.

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Credo Award Winner

Nicholas Blackmon creates casts to help children heal. He just received a Credo Award for his dedication, positivity and work ethic.

By Nancy Humphrey

“Nick always says, ‘it will be OK,’ and ‘we got this.’"

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