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The Medical Staff of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center Presents Distinguished Melissa Cole Award to Five Staff Members

Dec 18, 2019

Annual award commemorates beloved nurse who personified dedication and compassion in helping others

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 18, 2019) - The Medical Staff of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center recently honored five members of hospital staff with the distinguished Melissa Cole Award. The award, named in memory for the beloved team member who personified dedication and compassion in her role as a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit nurse, is presented annually to nurses and staff who demonstrate the same outstanding qualities that defined Melissa’s work and career. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant career commitment to the care of patients at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and who define the standards of great care and serve as role models for all. Recipients receive a plaque, monetary award and a temporary dedicated parking space.

Among this year’s recipients include:

  • Julie Tidwell, RN - Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Katie Stewart, RN - Emergency Department
  • Rachel Stamps, RN - Women’s Health
  • Rodney Jones, Technician - Behavioral Health
  • Kim Lewis, Technician - Main Operating Room

“The professionalism, service, dedication and compassion these team members exemplified over the past year is outstanding,” said Russ Ronson, MD, medical staff president and director of cardiothoracic surgery, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. “I am very proud of the way they represent Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. The standard of excellence they establish provides our patients with the greatest level of care in their time of need, and we are extremely fortunate to have them as part of our team.”

Brookwood Baptist Melissa Cole Award winners

Pictured with Dr. Russ Ronson, Chief of Staff (fourth from left), are the 2019 Melissa Cole Award recipients (left to right): Kim Lewis, Rachel Stamps, Rodney Jones, Katie Stewart and Julie Tidwell.

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