Tori Hite is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Upper Valley Medical Center. She has been a nurse for 20 years, but has worked at the center for 23 years. Tori’s co-workers say every day is great day when working with her. As a team leader, her competence shines when providing clinical assistance to her colleagues and compassion to patients and their families. Her passion for nursing is obvious every day with her optimism, selfless generosity, and motivation to do her best. Her example helps hold her colleagues accountable to give their best as well. She is a prime example of nursing excellence. Tori received her B.S.N. from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2000.