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Service First winners truly seen as compassionate servants

Jennie Johnson, monitor technician for the ICU/Stepdown unit, was recently named Baptist Union County’s Service First Champion for the quarter. This is Jennie’s second time to be named Service First Champion. A fellow team member nominated Jennie for the award. After admitting a patient, Jennie noticed that a family member needed some assistance with clothes and food. In the nomination, the team member stated, “Jennie is an example to us all of how we should always show love and kindness to anyone in need.”

“Jennie Johnson truly exemplifies what a Service First Champion should be,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator.

“Being named a Service First Champion for a second time clearly demonstrates that Jennie has a servant’s heart.”

At Baptist Women’s Hospital, Cyndy Godley, RN, knows that not all visits end with joyous moments. Some mothers experience loss. A nurse for 26 years, she wanted to help those mothers grieving the loss of a child. So, she created a book. “The last three patients who lost a baby were given a book, and the response was amazing. Each family was comforted by the songs and scripture. It also serves as a vehicle for the patient and nurse to make a connection at a time when no one has the right thing to say,” said Anne Darst, a house supervisor at Baptist Women’s Hospital. Described as selfless, a self-starter and a problem solver, she inspires her coworkers and patients. “You will never meet another person like her,” one of her fellow team members said.

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