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Credo Award Winner

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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Elevate Team Award

The COVID Mass Vaccination Site Team faced a daunting task – put 200,000 shots in arms in six months. The team never wavered.

By Matt Batcheldor

The accomplishment earned the group the Elevate Team Award.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

For Kyla Terhune, communication, compassion and hard work are keys to successful leadership

By Nancy Humphrey

Her balanced approached to leadership and focus on support for trainees amid a pandemic earned a Five Pillar Leader Award.

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Credo Award Winner

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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Elevate Team Award

VUMC’s Patterson Child and Family Center team’s dedication to children never waivers. Not even during a pandemic or snowstorm.

By Emily Stembridge

The Patterson center’s commitment to providing care is simple – a love for children.

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Credo Award Winner

Opening a new patient care unit requires months of planning. Devin Bunch helped open the COVID-19 ICU in just a matter of days.

By Nancy Humphrey

“Whatever it is, we roll up our sleeves and do what’s best for our patients.”

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Five Pillar Leader Award

VUMC’s Alex Jahangir became Nashville’s coronavirus czar, all while never missing a beat in his day job.

By Matt Batcheldor

“He has served VUMC and our community as the coronavirus czar selflessly and voluntarily while not decreasing by one clinic visit or call night his load or work productivity.”

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Credo Award Winner

Michelle Kennedy follows the same mantra whether at work or in her personal life: be a good role model and walk the walk.

By Jessica Pasley

“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.”

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Credo Award Winner

Chris Terry gets satisfaction from solving patients’ barriers to care long before they become real problems

By Jill Clendening

“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.”

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