Janie Miles

JANIE MILES, CPTPHLEBOTEMIST At Hugh Chatham, our team members share much in common. First, and foremost, we embody a natural desire to serve and help others. And though we’ve recently been challenged in ways we never anticipated – long hours, unprecedented patient volume and acuity, and rapidly changing conditions in general – our passion to…

Tommy Testerman

TOMMY TESTERMAN, BSRT, RRT, RCPCARIDOPULMONARY DIRECTOR I’m excited to shine this week’s highlight on someone who has a complete “focus on his team, rather than upon himself”. A true leader always prioritizes others’ interests and needs before their own, combining the strengths of individual team members to act as one toward a greater goal. Author…

Kristin Gentry

KRISTIN GENTRY, RNICU In the Disney movie Hercules, the main character saves the day – and his love – by defeating Hades. Hercules is escorted to Mount Olympus to join his family and celebrated as a hero. Like many true heroes, Hercules is reluctant to accept such praise. In response, his father Zeus said, “A true…

Holly Sell

HOLLY SELL, LPNSTROKE/NEURO, 3RD FLOOR The Irish Poet, W.B Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” We’ve all heard the saying that “knowledge is power” and I feel sure that most of us prefer being in a position of strength – knowing what to do,…

“A Pandemic of the Unvaccinated”

“A Pandemic of the Unvaccinated”, A Hugh Chatham Team Member’s StoryHUGH CHATHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Hello, this is Warren Bates, Director of Food and Environmental Services for Sodexo at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.  I would like to take this opportunity to talk with you about COVID-19 vaccination and why I think it is so important. Here…

Lori Reynolds

LORI REYNOLDSQA COORDINATOR, YADKIN VALLEY HOME HEALTH Avid gardeners know that the fruits of their labor take time. Just ask Dr. Beverly Byrd, one of our favorite resident horticulturists! It may take a few seasons reap and harvest bright flowers, delicious fruits, and farmer’s market-ready vegetables. And of course, all of this takes patience and…

Melissa Bryant

MELISSA BRYANTCLINICAL NURSE MANAGER How we “show up” each day matters. As management guru Peter Drucker once said, “Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.” I once heard that “life is 10% of what happens…

Genia Key

GENIA KEYCLINICAL PHARMACY COORDINATOR Education drives innovation. The constant search for answers and intense focus on best practice is imperative when providing exceptional care. Although rarely seen or heard by patients and visitors, our pharmacy team assists with patient care through meticulous detail, scholarly work, and a passion for excellence. This week’s Hugh Chatham Way…

Tommie Martin

TOMMIE MARTINDIETARY AIDE Roscoe Mitchell, the famous Jazz artist, once said, “What I try to impart to a musician is to really try to practice the instrument in a really sincere way. Learn as much as you possibly can. Learn composition. Study to try to create compositions of your own and put your own personal…