Mary Parrish has served as a Registered Nurse at Sycamore Medical Center for the past 27 years. She exemplifies all that a caring, compassionate, and competent nurse can be. Mary’s professionalism shows in her role as Sycamore Medical Center’s regular weekend dayshift charge nurse. She handles even the most stressful, difficult situations with an unruffled, calming presence. Patients, family members, and co-workers easily recognize Mary’s unrelenting commitment to the well-being of those in her care. As a charge nurse, Mary is in frequent contact with physicians concerning patient matters, including clinical issues, test results, and transfer arrangements. Her rapport with doctors serves her patients well. She is a true advocate for her patients and her peers. Mary completes her many duties with a smile. As a single mother, Mary has a busy and demanding life, but finds time for things she believes are important. She joins some of her colleagues each week to care for the disabled children of another nurse who works on the unit. In so many ways, Mary provides a great example of leadership in nursing. Mary earned her A.S.N. at Kettering College of Medical Arts and is now pursuing a B.S.N. through Ohio University.