Congratulations to Autumn Harris, 2020 UMC Nurse of the Year! Being selected as Nurse of the Year is an honor, and Autumn is excited to be bestowed with it. She has been a nurse at UMC for 5 years, but has worked here, specifically on 4 West, for 7 years.
Q: What is being a nurse at UMC like?
A: Being a nurse at UMC has been amazing! Everyone here is phenomenal. Transitioning from nurse’s aid to nurse to charge nurse means I have done lots of growing here, and my coworkers have walked with me through it all.
Q: What is it like being a nurse on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: We have been very firm, not fearful in our practice, and we have been a true team, hospital-wide. Other nursing units have gone out of their way to help us, as a COVID-designated unit, in any way needed. We all encourage each other each day.
Q: How does it feel to be named UMC’s 2020 Nurse of the Year
A: I never, in a million years, thought I’d be voted Nurse of the Year! It’s such an honor, and I was overwhelmed to be selected. But it feels great to know I represent UMC in a positive way.