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“I truly feel she helped save my husband’s life,” and other DAISY Award-winning examples of extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. Here are VUMC's latest winners.

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Credo Award Winner

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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VUMC in the Community

Grateful kidney transplant patient donates masks to VUMC

By Jessica Pasley

“I was really excited to have the opportunity to do something for those who had done so much for me."

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Patient Spotlight

Her dad needed a kidney; hers didn’t match. But through paired donation, her dad got a kidney and so did another person in need.

By Matt Batcheldor

Her blood type was B and his was A. So they went to Plan B.

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Employee Spotlight

Stephanie Hays’ own body destroyed her kidneys. Luckily, her daughter had a spare.

By Matt Batcheldor

The operation was a success; Roni’s kidney began functioning in her mom right away. “Now she’s stuck with me forever,” Roni joked.

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