Sixteen years ago, Valerie Billips, RN on 2 South hired on at CCMH as an LPN with the goal of becoming an RN like her mother.
"I went to accounting school, but I was really attracted to being a nurse."
Valerie began working the night shift six years ago when she started attending nursing school to become an RN. The relationship she forged with the staff has kept her on that shift .
"Valerie is wonderful, dependable and one of the kindest people I have ever met," said Melanie West, Nurse Manager, 2 South.
According to Valerie, when she's having a bad day, she keeps a positive attitude by reminding herself that things could always be worse. "I could be the person lying in that bed. You have to step outside of your own problems and focus on the patient."
Congratulations Valerie for being chosen an Above & Beyond employee. Your positive attitude should be an inspiration to other employees.