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March Team Member of the Month

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(Left to right) W. Scott Burnette, CEO, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital presented Molly Hatchel, RN in ICU, the VCU Health CMH STAR Service Team Member of the Month Award for March. There to congratulate Molly was Mellisa Black, Acute Care Nursing Director and Mary Hardin, Vice President of Patient Care Services


It hasn’t taken Molly Hatchel long to find a home in the Intensive Care Unit at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital. 


She has been there since last July, but already calls the ICU home and her fellow team members as family. Molly has been named the March Team Member of the Month for her work in the ICU.


A patient nominated Molly saying, “I was admitted on Tuesday, March 10th for being in A-fib (an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow) with a very high heart rate and facing a cardioversion (a medical procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate or other cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm using electricity or drugs). Molly’s sweet bedside manner and super patient helpfulness made a scary situation almost “fun”. One of the nicest nurses I have ever had and her simple explanation of procedures made them much less frightening.”


Molly was nominated a second time by staff for throwing a party for a patient who was extremely emotional about being in the hospital and wanted to have a party.


Mellisa Black, Nurse Manager for Critical Care, said, “Molly is a great example of a STAR Performer. She always gives great patient care combining the art and science of nursing. She was spot on in assessing what these patients needed and went above and beyond to give that special care.”


Molly is a graduate of Southside Virginia Community College’s nursing program and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in nursing.


Originally from California, Molly lived in La Crosse since she was six years old before moving with her husband of one and a half years, David Bradley, to South Hill. Molly and David are expecting a little girl, Callie Mae Hatchel, later this year.
Molly said, “I did my internship here and it feels like coming home coming to work here. CMH is a big family. It feels great to feel appreciated and noticed for my work.”


Other team members nominated in March were: Kayla Franck, Nickey Powell and Hillary Tackett from the ICU; Sue Gayce from Registration; Rose Walker and John Watson from Physical Therapy; Vickie Kwasny of FANS and Dr. Ingrid Vaughan of Anesthesiology.


For being named a Team Member of the Month, Molly will get a special parking permit allowing her to park closer to the building and a $40 Amazon Gift Card.