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Congratulations to Melissa Gillespie, ICU, for being named the first quarter 2022 Teays Valley Hospital Employee of Excellence.

A former patient called to say Gillespie is the reason he is alive. He was emotional as he talked about how she went above and beyond her duty as a nurse. Some of his comments were:

  • She saved my life
  • She is such a wonderful person
  • Heartfelt and true to her work
  • She made me feel very comfortable
  • Came in on her day off to help me
  • Kept me hopeful and got me through it emotionally
  • Held my hand and talked about my 4-year-old son to decrease my anxiety while I was having a chest tube placed
  • Checked on me every day once I transferred to the floor

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