The mural inside Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital depicts several Nashville music legends giving a standing ovation to a health care worker in honor of National Nurses Week.
Cards from local schoolchildren bring special greetings, including "You deserve 100 million candy canes."
Photographs by Donn Jones, Erin O. Smith and Susan Urmy
Some Vanderbilt employees have another word for a work colleague: Mom
The "proud Vanderbilt nurse's" life's work, and her passion, are the patients and the employees of MICU.