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Tammie Kirkendoll named NEA Baptist’s 2018 Florence Nightingale nurse

Congratulations to Tammie Kirkendoll RN, who was named the 2018 Florence Nightingale Nurse of the Year. Tammie has been with NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital nearly 7 years and she works on the 5 East Unit of the hospital.

Multiple nominations described her work:“She treats patients with the most respect. Tammie is one of the best nurses I have ever had the chance to work with.”

“She is always gentle and kind, and I never hear her complain about anything. I have seen her on multiple occasions holding family members. She is the best nurse I know.”

“Tammie always maintains a calm disposition. If someone asks for help, she will always stop what she’s doing and help them.”

“She stays completely calm toward people, no matter the circumstances. I can only hope that I become even half the nurse she is. She inspires nothing but respect from her team and would stop at nothing to make sure our patients receive the best care possible.”

Congratulations as well to all the nominees!

  • Latoya Rucker
  • Rhonda Dreiling
  • Andrea Ramsey
  • Kelli Morgan
  • Jennifer Turnbow
  • Stephanie Glenn
  • Hazel Laureano
  • David Dorris