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excellent clinical care, he strives to make each day a little brighter for patients, families and co-workers. It is common for Brad to come to work carrying his guitar and be heard singing to patients to make their day a little brighter. Outside the hospital, Brad has a personal ministry of renovating rundown homes to make affordable housing for the less fortunate. as she exemplifies nursing at its best. She is willing to help at any given time, and does it with a smile.” Co-workers also tout her willingness to learn new tasks, and going above and beyond to make her patients feel more comfortable and at ease. In addition to caring for patients, co-workers say it is always a pleasure to count on Kim as outstanding, friendly, and loyal. Kim Sims, UAB Medical West Lorraine Slaughter, UAB Medical Center An avid puzzler in her spare time, there are no pieces of the puzzle missing when it comes to Kim Sims and her work at UAB Medical West. Kim has spent the majority of her nursing career at UAB Medical West, having spent 12 of her 18 years in the profession there as a member of their health care team. Kim has worked in numerous areas of the hospital, as well as several of the hospital’saffiliated clinics. Her supervisor states: “We are blessed to have Kim on our team at Medical West, Lorraine Slaughter of the UAB Medical Center works as both a Charge Nurse and Admission/Discharge/Transfer nurse on an as-needed basis. Lorraine has taken an active role in the Staff Conference Funds, Standards, and Blood Committees. Lorraine has provides excellent teaching materials and presentations from the educational offerings attended. Lorraine also takes an active role in the community as a dedicated walker in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and March of Dimes Walk for Babies. She is truly dedicated to the nursing profession, pursuing becoming a Clinical Nurse II and an Oncology Certified Nurse. One project I was proud to see her involved was the effort to change our blood transfusion process on the unit. During this process she oversaw the research, presented the research to the physician group as well as the blood transfusion champion group; she provided education of staff and implementation of the new process when buy-in was obtained from the physicians. Rhonda Snow, UAB Medical West UAB Medical West’s Rhonda West became manager of Three East in October 2011 after serving as a Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse on the same unit since her graduation from Nursing School in 1998. A solid, caring and compassionate health care provider, Rhonda has excellence in nursing 19

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