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Kind & Gene Gala celebrates the giving nature of GMC donors Michelle Gray, rN A nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at GMC, Michelle Gray, RN, received the 2013 Jay and Rehka Desai Compassionate Care Award. The award, made possible by a generous grant from the Desai family, honors a GMC associate who demonstrates the gold standard when it comes to delivering compassionate care to patients. “Michelle represents all that nursing has to offer,” says Cathie Brazell, director of Women’s and Children’s Services at GMC. “Michelle impacts the lives of our patients in the neonatal unit every day. She is absolutely transforming care here.” In 2009, Gray adopted a teenage mother who was a former patient, as well as the patient’s young son. She 4 FAl l 2 013 took compassionate care to another level to help someone who needed it. Selfless acts such as these make Gray a wonderful nurse and a great asset to GMC. “The impact is far-reaching. It’s like a ripple effect,” says Phil Wolfe, president and CEO of GMC. “It affects the person that she’s showing the compassion to, but then it ripples through the community. The reputation of the hospital grows and grows in a positive way when people like Michelle do what she’s done.” dorothy raiNey Longtime donor and GMC volunteer Dorothy Rainey was given the Distinguished Service Award for her continued commitment and exemplary service to GMC and the Gwinnett community. Her generosity and love for all things Gwinnett were cited as reasons for bestowing her with this honor. “What truly has marked Dorothy is her love for Gwinnett—not only Gwinnett Medical Center, but Gwinnett as a whole,” says Jay Dennard, chief operating officer for GMC–Lawrenceville. “Dorothy is the heart and soul of the volunteer force and the whole town of Duluth and GMC–Duluth,” says Miles H. Mason III, MD. video E ach year, the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation hosts its annual Cornerstone Society Donor Appreciation Gala, featuring nationally acclaimed speakers and serving as a time for the Foundation to recognize those who transform healthcare with donations of their time, talent and treasure. The 2013 Gala, presented by Gem Shopping Network, featured keynote speaker Kyle Maynard and an appearance by Aimee Copeland. Maynard, a Gwinnett native, is author of the New York Times best-seller No Excuses. He was born with a condition known as congenital amputation that left him with arms that end at his elbows and legs that end near his knees. Copeland, from Snellville, had her leg, foot and hands amputated after contracting flesh-eating bacteria that nearly claimed her life last year. Maynard and Copeland join the list of acclaimed guests who have attended the prestigious event, chaired this year by Julia and Clayton Davis, DMD. During the black-tie event, Michelle Gray, RN, Dorothy Rainey and Miles H. Mason III, MD, were honored for their compassion, service and dedication to GMC. Learn More About the Award Winners Go to to watch a video about each of the 2013 Cornerstone Society Donor Appreciation Gala award winners.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Kind and Generous
How Can We Help?
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Clear Passage
New Life with New Knees
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center