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Nash UNC Women's Center Team

Nash UNC Women's Center Team

The Nash UNC Women's Center team held a fundraiser for My Sister's House - a nonprofit organization that provides support services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their passion for this organization inspired others, including Nash OB-GYN Associates, to support the cause.

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Jeff Pridgen

Jeff Pridgen

From surgery to rehabilitation, Jeff Pridgen shares how the Joint Replacement Team worked together to ease his worries and helped him through the healing process.

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Kevin Booker

Kevin Booker

Two different industries— one life-saving mission. Pfizer and Nash UNC work together to impact families just like Kevin's.

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Flight Crew

Flight Crew

No one expects a medical emergency. But when the unexpected happens, it’s comforting to know our flight crew of highly skilled professionals are ready to get you where you need to go, and will care for you on the way.

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Lakae

Lakae Silver

From a young age, Lakae has taken care of others. Using her personal experience with her parent's health, she always remembers to care not only for her patient's physical needs, but for their emotional needs as well.

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Gordon

Gordon Hammiel

Gordon sees every patient he crosses paths with as worthy of love and empathy. From taking moments to encourage his patients, to obtaining his barber's license to help them feel their best, Gordon has found that there isn't much he wouldn't do to help his patients.

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EMS

EMS Team

Communication and trust—that's the recipe for good patient outcomes, according to the teams working for Nash County's EMS and Nash UNC's Emergency Department.

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Emily Deans

Emily Deans

Emily is known for taking our Carolina Care philosophy outside the workplace and into the community. She says "Thinking with empathy and acting with compassion—it's just what we do"

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Barbara Edge

Barbara Edge

Whether it's cleaning their room or offering a few words of encouragement, Barbara says she can't leave a patient in need without trying to help them.

"We all do what we can to help people,” she said.“For me, I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.”

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Otis Barnes

Otis Barnes

Otis Barnes has been taking care of his community at Nash UNC since 1982. Starting as a CNA and now serving as a security officer, he continues to help patients in stressful situations by keeping things calm and positive.

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Christine

Christine Dixon

Christine believes in the power of a friendly smile. She says that many of her patients are uncomfortable before their sonogram. Her solution is to treat them like she would want to be treated.

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Jackie

Jackie Price

Jackie is known for her smile and assistance to patients as she delivers food to their rooms. "When I look at my patients, I often see my mother. So I take care of the patients like I'd take care of her."

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Janey

Janey Richardson

Diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2006, Richardson said while it’s a concerning diagnosis, she credits Dr. Jenee Bowman with helping her learn how to live with COPD and pushing her to try things like the Cardiac Rehab program at Nash UNC.

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Lorrie Batson

Mandy Triplett

“You just never know when you will have an impact on someone in need,” Triplett continued. “I think at Nash UNC, we all assume we can help make someone’s day better, in some way. That’s our goal.”

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Owen Ellis

Owen Ellis

Owen believes that when people feel better, they heal better. His actions on the job include helping patients with daily living and hygiene needs, but he says the overall theme to what he does is spread kindness and compassion to his patients and their families.

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Lorrie Batson

Lorrie Batson

Lorrie Batson wants everyone in the waiting room at Nash UNC's Emergency Department to be cared for as if they were her family. She makes it her duty to know who needs what and to provide that care for them—whether it be a blanket, a hug or a listening ear.

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Edith Skinner

Edith Skinner

When Edith found out she had to have brain surgery, she found comfort in the trust she had built with Dr. Lindsay Tyler.

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Janeeka Harris

Janeeka Harris

The day Janeeka Harris saved a woman from suffering serious effects of a stroke started out like any other day.

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Joint Replacement Center Team

Joint Replacement Center Team

Great patient care is bigger than one person, it's the teamwork behind the care that makes it great. That's the philosophy that orthopedic surgeon Dr. McAvoy and his teammate nurses, Ann and Mildred, use to deliver the best patient experience they can from start to finish.

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Boyd Family

Boyd Family

The Boyd family details the kindness and compassion they received at the Nash UNC Pediatric Emergency Department while seeking treatment for Henry's baseball injury.

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Dianne Bulluck

Dianne Bulluck

Dianne Bulluck believes good nursing is more than the medicine; it involves caring for the patient's emotions. Dianne has a special talent for calming the fears of her patients before entering surgery.

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Marlo and Garrett Williams

Marlo and Garrett Williams

When Marlo and Garrett Williams welcomed their twins into the world early at 33 weeks, the Nash UNC Special Care Nursery team was there to provide personalized care for the entire family.

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Marcia Ratcliff

Marcia Ratcliff

Nash UNC Physical Therapist Marcia Ratcliff empowers patients to be independent and believe in themselves while working on their road to recovery.

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Kim Bullock

Kim Bullock

Switchboard Operator Kim Bullock staffs the Nash UNC front desk with a smile and creates a positive first impression for patients, families and visitors.

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Marie and Jim Gardner

Marie and Jim Gardner

When Marie Gardner fell ill while she and her husband Jim were preparing for a trip out of the country, they found themselves at the Nash UNC Health Care Emergency Department for medical treatment. The Gardners could not have been more pleased with the care Marie received at Nash.

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Tacitha Grant

Tacitha Grant

Hospice CNA Tacitha Grant has the unique ability to connect with patients and their families while providing compassionate care.

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Ashleigh Hudson

Ashleigh Hudson

Ashleigh Hudson, Nurse and Cardiac Observation Supervisor, eases patient fears and forges meaningful connections with all who she encounters.

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Deontrae Collins

Deontrae Collins

Deontrae Collins is a food associate who serves up compassion to families he sees coming to the cafeteria. By making visitors smile or laugh, Deontrae believes he is helping people cope with the difficult emotions that arise from hospital visits.

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Sharon Anstead

Sharon Anstead

Phlebotomist Sharon Anstead aims to calm patients’ fears when drawing blood by making them feel relaxed and more comfortable.

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Dr. Jay Manikkam

Dr. Jay Manikkam

Medical Oncologist & Hematologist Dr. Jay Manikkam invests his full heart into his work, and his patients appreciate his passion.

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Luxley Daniels

Luxley Daniels

Emergency Department Nurse Luxley Daniels takes time to sit down with his patients and their families to listen and address their concerns.

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Patricia Alford-Harrison

Patricia Alford-Harrison

Patricia spreads comfort and joy to her patients by sharing the gift of music. Her voice brings peace to even the most stressful of situations.

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