June 21, 2013

Adrianne FowlerDr. R. Erik PetersonDr. Joshua Cusick-Lewis

L to R: Adrianne Fowler, Dr. R. Erik Peterson and Dr. Joshua Cusick-Lewis

 Adrianne Fowler, a nurse at Memorial Hospital, Dr. R. Erik Peterson and Dr. Joshua Cusick-Lewis, family medicine residents, were nominated separately by different people for fulfilling the final wishes of a dying patient to marry her fiancé.

The doctors coordinated getting the necessary paperwork together quickly. Adrianne made sure it was a memorable day. She made arrangements with Rev. Isaiah to perform the ceremony, purchased the patient's favorite cake and flowers, donated her own daughters' dresses for the couple's girls to wear during the bedside wedding, and contacted a local company to get the wedding rings sized the same day.

The bride slipped into unconsciousness after saying her wedding vows and passed away the following day. Thank you to all of the folks who helped make that day one the family and other employees will never forget.

Congratulations to the other employees nominated in May: Robin Belt, Suzanne Bond, Crystal Dotson, Dustin Dunlap, Sharon Ellis, Teresa Kay Martin, Bill Saxon, Alex Smith, Brian Smith, Women and Children's Medical Imaging.

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