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Stories of remarkable care


Destined to lead

Behind every doctor and nurse at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center stands a wide variety of dedicated team members behind the scenes, doing everything from preparing meals to performing ministry.

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Nurse in chief

Nikki Nissen leads with gratitude and humility.

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Mel McMillan: ‘Music is like medicine’

Meet the nurse with a song in her heart.

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‘It always happened to someone else’

The first time Tammy Coulter was diagnosed with cancer, she had no signs or symptoms. A routine mammogram had turned up stage 0 ductal carcinoma — a cancer she couldn’t see or touch.

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Kernersville resident receives lifesaving heart surgery

In December 2020, Kernersville resident Joe Pinnix became the first Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center patient to be discharged the same afternoon after undergoing a minimally invasive valve replacement surgery.

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The power of positivity

Optimism makes a huge difference in the lives of others.

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Randy Brantley on the vital role of grants in an unprecedented time

Randy Brantley is a rare breed. While most people fall into the work of grant-seeking, Brantley, grants director at Novant Health Foundation, chose it.

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Courtney Wilson: Keeping the faith

Courtney Wilson remembers when she got the call. The health of the patient was beginning to decline quickly.

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18 years ago, a mammogram saved the life of Carolyn Fuller

Carolyn is the annual fund manager at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. Her cancer was caught early, and Carolyn was able to receive the treatment she needed.

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Rayvon Mitchell is on a mission

Of all the things the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away, Rayvon Mitchell misses hugs the most. Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant, works as a curbside assistant at Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Institute.

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