The committee that reviews heart and soul nominations received two nominations for Anna Mullins, patient services clerk at Women and Children's Hospital.
One nomination was for Mullins' actions when a patient wandered into her office crying after being released from the emergency department. She was told to make a follow-up appointment with the Ob/Gyn Center, but had insurance concerns. The patient was so distraught because she was pregnant and needed care. Mullins researched the situation and gave the patient some phone numbers to contact about covering her pregnancy. Within a week, the patient received her insurance and was able to be seen and also receive her ultrasound.
On another occasion, Mullins noticed a patient sitting in the lobby after having completed her appointment. The patient didn't have money for the bus and was waiting on a ride home. Mullins not only collected money for the bus fare, but during the patient's next visit, bought food for the patient and her mother and paid for their bus ride home.
Congratulations to the other May nominees: Timothy Allen, Christopher Campbell, Kara Garren, Matthew Gumm, Mark James, Brandi King, Mary Mastro, Dr. Anjlee Patel, Andrew Patterson, Tammy Vaughn and KayLeigh Williams.