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Leann McMullen, RNC

CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL,
LABOR AND DELIVERY
Nominated for Nurse by Leslie Rueff
"My hero is the unexpected labor and delivery
nurse we happened to be paired with this February
at CRMH. When Leann started her shift at 7 a.m. on
Wednesday morning, we had already been in labor
for eight hours, but things were progressing slowly.
Leann listened to my wishes for a VBAC, and it
seemed that she made it her mission to make that
a reality for me. During the entire 12 hours of her
shift, I was her number one priority.
She supported me, she reassured me and
"She's the
most importantly, she pushed me when I needed
epitome
of a
to be pushed. I had an epidural and with the
hard-working
baby's heart rate, I was stuck in one position.
professional amazing coaching at 10 a.m. that
Leann decided the best thing to do was rotate
and
an unsung morning, we had our successful
me every 30 minutes, a task that Leanne had no
hero. " VBAC. There is no doubt in my mind
qualms in doing and instructed the night nurse to
that Leann is one of the biggest
continue. That night without Leann was hard and
reasons
that
I
was able to VBAC. I will never forget
I almost gave into a C-section. Then, at 7 a.m., Leann
the
care
and
attention
she gave to me. She's the
returned and instead of taking her assigned position
epitome
of
a
hard-working
professional and an
as the charge nurse, she opted to take me as a patient.
unsung
hero."
Soon after, I was ready to push and with Leann's

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