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Nominated for Administrator and Executive
Director by Beverly Able
" Ellen D'Ardenne has worked for The Glebe for
the past 15 years. ... I am nominating her as my
Health Hero for her leadership during the current
COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 crisis,
she has remained a calm and effective leader. She
is providing daily briefings to her leadership team
and assisting us to continue to provide optimum
patient care as well as attempting to keep both
staff and all of our residents safe from COVID19. ... She is encouraging us and helping us 'think
outside the box' on how to deliver our services while
maintaining the health and well-being of everyone
here. She is also assisting her leadership team
in delivering daily needs to our residents such as
errands to the bank, grocery pick up, medication
pick up. As well as their daily needs she is ensuring
that their emotional health is taken care of by
offering video chats with family members for all
of our levels of care. During this dark time she has
been positive and encouraging. "
Nominated for Elder Care by Gerald Carter
" As our Executive Director and leader during the
COVID-19 experience, Ellen D'Ardenne has exhibited
exceptional dedication to our residents and our
staff. She is unwavering ... to protect all persons
on the campus. Her communication skills are
fantastic ... her compassion for individual needs is
exhibited with full empathy and understanding. Her
willingness to engage individuals on a one-to-one
basis makes all of us feel personally important.
She constantly tells the staff how much she
appreciates our dedication and service. She is
indeed the Health Hero here at The Glebe. "
Nominated for Female Health Hero by Jane DeLeon
" Ellen has continued to put in daily safety
precautions for our community to keep the
residents and staff safe and healthy during this
COVID-19 pandemic. "

Roxanne R. Davenport, MD

CARILION CLINIC BREAST CENTER; (540) 224-5170
Nominated for Female Health Hero by Jenny Nelson
" Roxanne Davenport is an amazing surgeon, gifted
with professionalism and personality. She has the
ability to put you completely at ease when you are
facing a potentially scary issue of breast cancer. She
carefully explains the situation, gives you time to
express concerns and ask questions and responds
calmly and thoroughly. ... She has the ability to help
you through your situation with excellent knowledge,
gifted hands and a much-needed bedside manner.
A stellar surgeon with a great office staff. It takes
great leadership to build and surround yourself with
such a competent team - yet another feather in her
cap. A great female doctor! "
Nominated for Reconstructive Surgeon by Kathy
Shelton
" When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June
of 2019, my world was rocked. Dr. Davenport treated
me with respect, compassion and empathy. She
walked with me on the journey and when we found
out that surgery had removed all the cancer, she
carried me over that finish line. I never felt like
just another patient; she made me feel heard and
safe. In the face of a cancer diagnosis, every person
should have someone like Roxanne Davenport at
their side. "

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Alexander Davis, LAC
ACUPUNCTURE CENTER OF ROANOKE

Nominated for Holistic Health/Natural Healing by
Meagan LoBuglio
" Dr. Alexander above all, is a great human being. ...
He lives his life in a way that creates an example
of 'what to do's.' His commitment to a healthy
lifestyle is inspiring. ... [I'm] a seemingly healthy
mid-thirty-something patient who has had 18 years
of relentless back pain. Like many patients, I have
had a long journey with diagnosis, physical therapy,
medication and doctors' visits. It was determined
years ago 'that there is simply no more we can do
for you.' ... In fall of 2019, I began my acupuncture
treatment sessions with Dr. Alexander. I was
hopeful for relief, but not expecting much. ... Dr.
Alexander understands the body in such detail.
During each session, he is physically working,
stretching, pushing and pulling on your body while
explaining why and how it helps each time, forcing
the body to 'get back to its natural state' and let
go of the pain. I am still a work in progress, but
am confident that I am on the road to healing at
Acupuncture Center of Roanoke. "

Denise Dillingham, PA-C
LEWISGALE PHYSICIANS

Nominated for Internal Medicine by Julie Leighton
" Denise has a wonderful knowledge of so many
things. She truly cares about each patient. She
spends time with you to listen. With her right hand,
Nurse Stephanie, together they get answers! I've
been going to Denise for about eight years. I have
never had anyone in the medical field treat me as
kind and caring as she does. She tells you exactly
what you need to know. There's laughter, tears and
truth. She truly deserves an award of some kind! I'm
thankful to have her! "

Lori Doss

FRIENDSHIP
(NORTH CAMPUS): 327 HERSHBERGER ROAD, ROANOKE,
VA 24012; (540) 385-8720
(SOUTH CAMPUS): 5647 STARKEY ROAD, ROANOKE, VA
24018; (540) 777-8300
Nominated for Other (Housekeeping) by Brandon
Evans
" Lori is a Friendship Health and Rehab South
Housekeeping Supervisor ... Oftentimes
when thinking about health heroes, ancillary
departments such as housekeeping, dietary,
maintenance, etc. are overlooked, but in the case of
Lori, that oversight is impossible. ... Lori devotes her
day to ensure the residents, their families and her
colleagues are well-cared for. She does so through
her general job responsibilities, but she often
goes above and beyond to make others feel loved
and cared for. Lori has continued to show her love
and dedication despite her own personal health
challenges. She has undergone multiple forms of
treatment that would be difficult to handle solely
by itself; however, Lori has set her personal health
challenges aside to make others' lives better. For
me personally, she has been an inspiration and
exemplifies the qualities of a health hero, putting
the needs of those who surround her first, and her
personal needs second. "

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ROXANNE DAVENPORT: JARED LADIA, COURTESY OF CARILION CLINIC / ALEXANDER DAVIS: COURTESY OF ACUPUNCTURE CENTER OF
ROANOKE / DENISE DILLINGHAM: COURTESY OF LEWISGALE / LORI DOSS: COURTESY OF FRIENDSHIP

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