- Heart and Soul: Mary Tackett - Archived
Mary Tackett, a health unit coordinator in the coronary intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital, was recognized at the August meeting of the CAMC board of trustees.
In July, a frail, elderly woman accompanied her husband to the hospital. The lady had recently been in an accident and suffered a broken spine. Needless to say she wasn't as mobile as she wanted to be and being away from home she needed accommodations for the night.
Tackett made arrangements with the Medical Center Inn for a room, and then, during her break, she walked the woman there so she would not have to cross the street by herself at night. The next morning, on her way back to work, Tackett gave the lady a wake-up call.
Tackett picked her up at the Inn and drove her back to the hospital so the lady could be at the bedside of her critically ill husband. Those nominating Tackett closed by saying she is a wonderful person and this is only one example of how she goes out of her way on a daily basis to help others.
Congratulations to others nominated in August: Donna Adkins, Chemo nurses and support staff, Dr. Ahmad Khan, Rickey Kincaid, Jennifer Linkenauger, Patty Reed, Alan Shearer, Jessica Somerville, SICU, Tena Taylor.