Sue Hammons has worked as a Registered Nurse for the past 15 years, but her service to Atrium Medical Center and its predecessor (Middletown Regional Hospital) began in 1970. Sue has become an essential member of the team in the operating room, capable of performing all the OR nursing roles, including scrub, circulator, and first assistant. Team members say Sue has an amazing way of making everyone around her feel good. She puts patients at ease, both before and after surgeries. Sue always manages easily and naturally to establish trust. She can often be heard wheeling a patient down the hallway, showing care and concern while creating a personal connection. When patients are asleep in surgery, Sue is their advocate. She has the biggest heart and is a positive force on the team. Her knowledge and experience are extensive, and she is always willing to share her knowledge with a smile. She is an active preceptor and takes on challenging cases to maintain her skills. Sue is the model surgical nurse. She is always willing to help, and is respected by everyone. Sue earned her L.P.N. at the Dayton School of Practical Nursing and her A.S.N. from Sinclair Community College.