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Stories of remarkable care


Everyone treats me like extended family

Claudia Zorn Schaefer has long been an ardent believer in supporting her community through advocacy.

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‘When I’m there, Novant Health is there, too’

When you walk into the kitchen of Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, you might find a cup of coffee, a cookie or a sandwich. But if James Blount is there, you’ll find something else when you need it most: a friend.

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All about family: How one cardiac unit came together around COVID

When Curtis Jenkins joined Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2003, he wasn’t sure if nursing was for him. But he decided to give it a try, and that was all it took.

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Courage in action

As the social justice movement is gaining momentum, many organizations are asking themselves an important question: How do you embed diversity and inclusion as part of your mission, vision, values and brand?

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Breaking down barriers

Stacy Sawyers’ work puts her face to face with patients at one of the most challenging times of their lives. They’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, and yet, for various complex reasons, they are unable to get the care they need to wage a battle against the disease.

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‘You have to have a heart for the work’

The past two months have been the busiest of Heather Egan’s entire career. She’s always worked with nonprofits, raising the necessary funds to support their work and their mission. And she’s long been driven by passion.

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Celebrating our exceptional nurses

To celebrate National Nurses Week this year, we spotlighted eight inspiring nurses from throughout the Novant Health system. Each nurse was selected based on their dedication to providing remarkable care, and for going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Finding purpose in a pandemic

The patient couldn’t breathe. He had come into the emergency room still able to speak. Then, all of a sudden, he was slipping in and out of consciousness. It all felt like a dream. But somewhere in that dream, he knew Amanda Chilton would do whatever it took to save him.

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For newly minted nurse Savannah Hayes, COVID-19 is a ‘baptism by fire’

On Good Friday, Savannah Hayes drove into work at the COVID-19 screening center at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center with a basket of eggs in the seat next to her.

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Caring for those who care for us

What happens when a critical care nurse on the front lines of COVID-19 is also a mother to a son with special needs.

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