Angels Among Us

Huntsville Nurse Recognized for Excellence

We all know that Huntsville has some of the best nurses, but now the rest of the country is starting to figure that out as well. One local nurse, Sandy Cross, was chosen as a finalist for Prevention magazine’s “America’s Most Amazing Nurses,” according to al.com.

There were five finalists chosen based on excellence in care, education and research; being a role model for the community; going above and beyond the expectations of their position; their skills to serve those in need; community service and innovative ideas in the workplace.

The five finalists will have $1,000 donated to the charity of their choice and will appear on an episode of The Doctors. The winner—to be announced in the June 2017 issue of Prevention magazine— will win a trip to Iceland.

Sandy, a registered nurse at Huntsville Hospital, has been a breast cancer patient navigator for two decades, helping patients work through the ins and outs of breast cancer treatment. She even gives out her cell phone number, so she’s available to her patients at any time throughout the day.

In 2015, WHNT honored Sandy with their Pay It Forward award. 

Several years ago, Sandy started the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund to help patients pay mortgages, bills and insurance while they go through the highly expensive cancer treatment.

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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