Holston Medical Group Celebrates National Nurses Week

Nurses are vitally important to the care we provide at Holston Medical Group. Nurses serve as the main point of contact for patients for all of their needs. They also act as advocates for patients and make sure they get the medications, follow up visits, specialty care, laboratory and diagnostic testing and any other ancillary care the patient needs.

Dr. Charles Bolick, Family Physician, Shareholder and Board Member of HMG, says “Healthcare is increasingly a team process and particularly in a primary care office; it’s absolutely critical. The patients depend on their nurse to help be the main point of contact for me. I’m very fortunate to have the nurse I have.”

Barsha Grant, Regional Nurse Manager, who manages the team of nurses at HMG explains, “the role here as a nurse in the most important thing for our patients. They rely on the nurse and trust that they will take care of their needs.”

“Healthcare is increasingly a team process and particularly in a primary care office; it’s absolutely critical. The patients depend on their nurse to help be the main point of contact for me. I’m very fortunate to have the nurse I have.”

Charles Bolick, MD

Primary Care Physician

She continues “I try to lead my nurses by the old saying that you want to treat others the way you want to be treated. To know that some of our patients come to their provider because they love their nurse…that gives you such a good feeling. They know they can trust us.”

As a patient of Holston Medical Group’s Bristol Pediatric Associates, Heather Boatman says, “My husband and I were both patients of Dr. Makres when we were younger. I’ve known some of these nurses my whole life. So when I came in for the first time as a mother, they were all so reassuring. They made me feel more confident in my abilities as a new mom.”

“I try to lead my nurses by the old saying that you want to treat others the way you want to be treated. To know that some of our patients come to their provider because they love their nurse…that gives you such a good feeling. They know they can trust us.”

Barsha Grant

Regional Nurse Manager

Nurse Dianne Jobe of HMG’s Family Medicine at Sapling Grove describes why she chose to become a nurse, “I knew at a very early age that I wanted to be a nurse. We had a neighbor who had a stroke and was paralyzed on one side. I would help feed her and comb her hair and when I saw her smile, I knew that was my calling. I wanted to do something that would make a difference in someone’s life and nursing is that for me.”

She explains how the nursing team at HMG works together to handle crisis situations and daily activities alike. “It’s that attitude that makes us the team that we are.”

“I knew at a very early age that I wanted to be a nurse. We had a neighbor who had a stroke and was paralyzed on one side. I would help feed her and comb her hair and when I saw her smile, I knew that was my calling.”

Dianne Jobe

Nurse at HMG

From provider, to manager to patient, to nurse, there’s no doubt that the role of a nurse is vitally important to the care we provide at Holston Medical Group. We believe our team of nurses goes above and beyond for the patient we serve. So this week, and every week, we recognize the hard work, dedication and perseverance of our nurses at HMG.

Thank you for everything you do for the providers you work with, for the communities you serve and most importantly for the individual patients who rely on you every day. Thank you for helping HMG be the best care team the region has to offer!