• Jim Horn

    11/15/2017

    Jim Horn, virtual sitter, has been a nurse for 39 years. He loves seeing patients that he thought would not walk out of the unit come back and visit staff.

  • Diane Slate

    11/01/2017

    Diane Slate, outpatient surgery receptionist, loves the family atmosphere at TriStar Skyline. She has worked at the hospital for 39 years and visitors will come in years later and remember her.

  • Mark Fisher

    behavioral-health

    10/18/2017

    Mark Fisher, chief operating officer at TriStar Skyline Madison, believes there is a real need for behavioral health resources in Middle Tennessee and that employees have compassion for making sure that patients are treated with a different kind of respect.

  • Paula Gomez

    paula-gomez

    10/04/2017

    Paula Gomez, executive assistant, applauds the family atmosphere at TriStar Skyline and shares how the bonds of employees move you forward and build you up. She says she is in "amazement" when she sees our nurses in action and takes pride in the compassion the team exhibits for our patients.

  • Bev Rawlins

    09/27/2017

    Bev Rawlins, resource pool nurse, believes her job is calling and believes her empathy comes from everything she's gone through. No one wants to come to a hospital - and she gives loved ones the peace of mind that their family member is being taken care of.

  • Greg McCoy

    09/13/2017

    Greg McCoy, CT tech, bonded with a patient that had recently been diagnosed with cancer after his mother had passed away. He believes healthcare is the best way for him to give back.

  • Wendy Gaddis

    08/30/2017

    Wendy Gaddis, sepsis coordinator, reflects on an experience where the patient had passed away and how her focus shifted to taking care of the loved ones. She believes nursing is providing holistic care and taking care of team members.

  • Megan Koppenhoefer

    08/16/2017

    Megan Koppenhoefer, director of rehabilitation services, believes that the main component of success in our rehab program is the people.

  • Carla Haynes

    08/02/2017

    Carla Haynes, house supervisor, enjoys connecting with our patients and getting to know them on a personal level.

  • Dorcas Churchill

    07/19/2017

    Dorcas Churchill, fourth floor director, chose to be a nurse after her uncle had a heart attack at 42, and she knew she could make a difference in lives so patients won't have to live in fear. She believes if she shows her staff and patients that she cares, they will show it back to her.

  • Nicole "Shea" Spainhoward

    er , trauma

    07/05/2017

    Nicole Spainhoward, ER nurse, shares an experience where she and a nurse she was training, saved a 29-year-old's life by advocating that the patient be admitted after discovering a heart abnormality.

  • Steve Otto

    06/29/2017

    Steve Otto, CEO, shares how technology continues to evolve and improve. At TriStar Skyline, we continue to reinvest in our facility to deliver the most cutting edge technology to bring back to the bedside and improve the care we provide to our patients.

  • Stacia Booker

    06/21/2017

    Stacia Booker, adolescent behavioral health counselor, is passionate about her patients and lighting their world up. She and her coworkers created a clothing closet and a library to make kids feel safe and like they're at home.

  • Kenneth Hatzakorzian

    er , trauma

    06/18/2017

    As Father's Day approaches, we celebrate all fathers. Kenneth Hatzakorzian and his daughter, Becky, share their story and thank TriStar Skyline for all that they did for him.

  • Jeffrey Lanning

    06/07/2017

    Jeffrey Lanning, physical therapy assistant, establishes trust with his patients and helps them take baby steps to get where they can walk again.

  • Allan Atmore

    05/31/2017

    Allan Atmore, security supervisor, shares a "wow moment," leading a patient and 14 team members in prayer. It completely changed the tone of the patient's healthcare journey and he believes this is just one example of what makes TriStar Skyline genuine.

  • Steve Otto

    05/22/2017

    TriStar Skyline celebrates the 43rd Annual National EMS Week and we applaud our EMS partners for their important contributions in safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of the communities we serve. Steve Otto, CEO, discusses this important relationship along with an emphasis on servant leadership and the importance of creating a work environment where we can take the best care of patients.

  • Kathy Kopka

    cardiology , trauma

    05/17/2017

    Kathy Kopka, administrative director of clinical operations, shares how TriStar Skyline works together as a team and starts off each day by reflecting on our mission and values.

  • Cathy Botts

    05/10/2017

    As Mother's Day approaches, we celebrate all mothers. Cathy Botts, mother of two, shares her story of the time she spent as a patient at TriStar Skyline. As with over 85-percent of TriStar Skyline patients, Cathy came through the emergency room. She emphasizes how important it is to make patients feel like humans. She said she never felt like a number when she was at Skyline and reflects that she has good memories of her time spent at the hospital.

  • Carol Knap

    cancer-care

    05/03/2017

    Carol Knap, seventh floor director, ensures that her team takes care of the patient in totality - not just physical needs. Her patients become part of her life and she is touched by those she was able to spend their last moments with.

  • Chris Martin

    04/05/2017

    Chris Martin, respiratory therapist, is humbled that patients thank him for helping them breathe. He recalls giving CPR to a 27-year-old for hours and says it's crazy to think how much of a difference he can make on someone's life.

  • Steve Otto

    04/01/2017

    Steve Otto, CEO, shares how everything we do at TriStar Skyline incorporates the best interests of the patient. He notes that our staff take very seriously the responsibility of treating the patient and their entire family - and do a great job by providing that holistic care.

  • Michele Birdsong

    diagnostic imaging

    03/22/2017

    Michele Birdsong, employee advisory group chair, says she's been at TriStar Skyline for 25 years and will stay as long as they let her. She believes the culture comes from the top down and if administration takes great care of the staff, the staff will take great care of the patients.

  • Dr. R. Jason Thurman

    trauma

    03/08/2017

    Dr. R. Jason Thurman, chief medical officer, reflects on wanting to pursue a music-related career path when he was younger. Now, he relates a trauma center like working with a well-conducted orchestra.

  • Tony Pirtle

    surgical

    02/22/2017

    Tony Pirtle, same day surgery clinical coordinator, and his team go above and beyond to ensure patients and their loved ones feel right at home - even by planning a wedding anniversary party.

  • Rainetta Dotson

    02/08/2017

    Rainetta Dotson makes her patients feel like they're right at home by ensuring that their room is clean and that the patient feels comfortable. She may not know the patients personally, but she loves each one like family.

  • Sherrie Jackson

    02/03/2017

    Sherrie Jackson made a special connection with one of her patients - a fellow Cleveland Browns fan - and how that patient made an impact on her career.

  • Laurie Turner

    01/25/2017

    Laurie Turner, chief nursing officer at TriStar Skyline, shares how the facility embraces new graduates and how our preceptors show patient-centered care.

  • Angela Smith

    01/16/2017

    Angela Smith shares her connect to purpose story and why she knew at seven years old that she wanted to pursue nursing.

  • Dr. Ben Heavrin

    er , trauma

    01/11/2017

    Dr. Ben Heavrin, ER medical director at TriStar Skyline, is a fourth generation physician in his family. Hear what he loves about working at a trauma center and how he envisions our program growing.

  • Linda Hall

    rehab

    01/01/2017

    Linda Hall was a rehabilitation patient at TriStar Skyline for a back-neck fusion. Hear Linda's story on how much of an impact our rehab team had on her teaching her how to walk again - and how much of an impact she had on us!