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Name: Hanna M. Gardner, R.N.

Department: PCICU.

How long at MUSC: Almost 2 years.

What was your first job: I worked at a screen-printing company in Fairfax, Va.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job: We get a lot of newborns, and it’s really hard on families, because they may not be able to even hold the baby for a month. You really bond with these families through all of this.

If you could change careers, what would you be doing: I would be a wedding planner, or a pastry chef and bake and decorate cakes.

Something you collect: Shoes.

Favorite possession: A quilted blanket that my mom made me when I was little with pieces of different dresses that meant a lot to her and many that she made herself.

How do you feel sharing a name with a tropical storm/hurricane: It’s kind of exciting, actually. I like seeing my name on TV and everywhere.

What aspect of a hurricane describes something about you: I’m like a big whirlwind. I like going in and cleaning up. I do not like the mess hurricanes can leave,though.

What would you do if a major hurricane was approaching and you did not evacuate: I’d probably be here in the hospital working, because I’m on Team A. Otherwise, I’d go to Denver and ski during the whole thing.

Friday, June 20, 2008
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