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City of Tullahoma honors staff of Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital for pandemic care efforts

Sep. 24, 2021, 3:24 PM

Tullahoma Mayor Ray Knowis reads the proclamation accompanied by VTHH’s Rich Ellis and Marilyn Smith, DNP, MSN, RN.
Tullahoma Mayor Ray Knowis reads the proclamation accompanied by VTHH’s Rich Ellis and Marilyn Smith, DNP, MSN, RN.

On Sept. 23, Tullahoma, Tennessee, government officials conducted a parade of city vehicles that included police cars and fire trucks to Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH) to recognize staff members for their dedicated effort to care for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tullahoma Mayor Ray Knowis, accompanied by the city’s police and fire chiefs, took part and presented a city proclamation that was accepted on behalf of staff members by Rich Ellis, VTHH president, and Marilyn Smith, DNP, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer.

According to the proclamation, the city and its residents “do hereby honor and extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the health care workers of our community and Vanderbilt-Tullahoma Hospital, for their heroic efforts and in recognition of their spirit, love and health care skill provided to their fellow man during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Go here to view the proclamation.

VTHH staff joined Tullahoma officials outside for the presentation of the proclamation. Many staff members watched from windows as they continued to care for patients.
VTHH staff joined Tullahoma officials outside for the presentation of the proclamation. Many staff members watched from windows as they continued to care for patients.

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