Birthplace: Winchester, IL

Children/ages: Rebecca and Andrew; grandsons Zane and Seth

Education/special training: Passavant School of Nursing with pediatric training at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital and psychiatric training at Jacksonville State Hospital; trauma nurse specialist training

How long at Passavant/job title:
44 years/R.N.

Previous work experience:
Started baby-sitting and cleaning homes at age 10; waitressing, home health care, and CIMRO (medical review)

Hobbies/special interests:
Shopping, time with family, water aerobics, biking, gardening, reading, cooking

Secret ambition:
To live on a Caribbean beach and write a novel

How I describe myself:
Hard working, honest, trustworthy, loyal, outspoken at times, attentive to detail Favorites: Holiday: Thanksgiving; Season: Fall; Artist/Song: Almost Saturday Night/John Fogerty; Vacation: Mexico; Movie: Mr. Holland’s Opus; Food: Anything sweet; Part of job: Assisting critically-ill individuals battle their way to health and getting discharged

Some of my job responsibilities:
Coordinating medical specialities in our patient’s care, monitoring and reporting changes in a patient’s condition to the physician, administering IVs and medications, encouraging patients to follow medical protocols

Describe a time you went “above and beyond” in your job:
I try to treat people the way I would want my family or myself treated. I always try to advocate for the patient.

Why should individuals choose Passavant?
Bigger is not necessarily better. While we are quite small, there are many supremely caring, qualified individuals who arrive at work every day willing to do their best so that our patients receive very high quality, compassionate, and personalized medical care.

And the nomination said: Nancy was on duty my first day and she had to do a lot for me. She was so good to my family also. Everything was good for me. I felt like I was her child.