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Employees of the Month

Kathy Kurowski, CH 7E
Kathy Kurowski"There is no single event that makes Kathy a great nominee for Employee of the Month. Everything she does for the patients, team and unit is deserving of this recognition. Most recently, she started a theme of the month party on the unit where everyone can get involved. Kathy not only affects the staff, her enthusiasm permeates over to patients as well."
Nominated by Carla Pascoe


Shannon Harmon, Clinical Neurophysiology
Shannon Harmon"Shannon takes the initiative when things need to be done and volunteers to do things that are far above her job requirements. She most recently suggested and organized a drawing for the stroke fair raising money to support the National Stroke Association."
Nominated by Toni Mullins

Annie Bass, 9W
Annie Bass"Annie will stay late, come in extra and visit patients after discharge. She returned a patient's shoes to them after rehab and bought a patient coffee who was here long-term. She never refuses to help another team member or patient and is often seen jogging around the unit to make time to do more. Overall our unit would not be the same without Annie's wonderful attitude."
Nominated by Kelly Vincent and Aaryn Markham


Laura Dias, 9E
Laura Dias
"Since meeting Laura I have noticed her above-ordinary, caring and professional attitude toward her patients. However, on Aug. 15 she did the extraordinary thing for my wife. Laura, knowing that my wife had neck pain, brought her a memory foam pillow. My wife, who suffers from a brain aneurysm, told me that after using the pillow for about an hour her neck felt wonderful. Thank you Laura for this unselfish act of kindness."
Nominated by Charles Hesson, family member of a patient


DAISY winner
Claudia Miller, Hollings Cancer Center
Claudia Miller"I have worked in multiple institutions. Without any hesitation Claudia Miller is the single best nurse I have ever worked with. She is the thoracic oncology clinical coordinator and her job is to triage patients to one of six physicians depending where they most appropriately fit. Most of the time it is a patient being told they have or may-have cancer. They are afraid and confused. Claudia is their lifeline and I can't tell you how many patients have wanted to meet her to say thanks and give her a hug. Claudia is a strong patient advocate and a phenomenal nurse and an all around spectacular employee."
Nominated by Becky Cherrington

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Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

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