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Credo Award Winner

Credo Award Winner

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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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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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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