Cindy Dixon has spent 16 of her 28 years as a Registered Nurse at Dayton Children’s Hospital, where she is assigned to the Almost Home Unit. Cindy is considered a stabilizing force for her peers and an innovator in the profession of nursing. She is driven by the desire to provide excellence in everything she does and has been a role model for clinical practice. Her colleagues say she is the first to step up, lend a hand, and advocate for both patients and staff. She is knowledgeable, professional, and organized. The champion of several practice changes that have made valuable contributions to patient care, Cindy is respected and admired by patients and their families, her peers, staff, and physicians. As the unit educator for the busy Almost Home Unit, Cindy keeps up with constant change. She researches issues until answers become clear. She is a very positive person who welcomes new employees to the unit with a warm smile. Her schedule is busy, both with patient care and with listening to and encouraging staff members. Peers say she is upbeat with everyone she sees and is an amazing nurse and educator. Cindy earned her B.S.N. and M.S.N. at Indiana University.