Heroes In Healthcare

Nominate Your Hero Now!

May 7, 2020

The true heroes in our world right now are our healthcare workers, so let's honor them publicly!

107.9 The Link is inviting listeners to salute a hardworking healthcare worker by submitting a photo and description to nominate your "Hero in Healthcare."

Each week until June 28, we will be promoting these heroes on 107.9 The Link for a heartfelt shoutout on-air. 

Plus, we'll show our appreciation with a $100 gift card for each winner selected. 

Presented by Carolina Asthma & Allergy.  


May 18: Bridgette Lindsay (Levine's Children's Hospital)

"Bridgette absolutely loves her job and patients! She gives 100% of her heart to her job and the little ones she cares for. She loves to make them laugh and smile and forget, even if just for a minute, why they are in the hospital!"

May 25: Taylor Seger (Atrium Health) 

"My 24-year-old daughter Taylor is a healthcare hero! She has seen both sides of nursing. From lovely patients that praise her kindness and great care to the confused patients that have threatened her life, to being punched in the face by a 94-year-old woman (Taylor said, "she was strong too!") to comforting a patient as their loved one passes. She makes each of her patients experience in the hospital as the best possible experience she can. It may take her offering a listening ear, to administering medicine to researching a song a patient had been trying to find....anything to and make her patients happy. She's an inspiration to me!" 

May 29: Cindy Outen  

"She has worked in the medical field for 7 years now. Mainly in the ICU where she has flourished as a nurse but here recently she has taken a job in the ER. She has seen the crisis of the Covid-19 first hand and she still continues to go int work with a smile on her face. She’s amazing at what she does and I couldn’t be more proud of her and the rest of the healthcare employees."

June 8: Kelly Lacey

"This is my beautiful wife, Kelly. She is an Acute Dialysis Nurse with Fresenius Kidney Care at a local hospital in Charlotte. She loves her job, she loves her patients and she commits herself every day to helping others. She volunteered in May for 2 weeks in the epicenter in Newark NJ with her company to help a struggling hospital care for COVID dialysis patients. She is amazing, she is a hero, but if you ask her, she is simply a nurse doing what she loves."

June 15: Ellyn Pavelka

"Ellyn is awesome! She takes care of people in their homes on an everyday basis. Her job requires a level of care, patience and understanding that we all wish we had. She is such a hard working, determined individual. In all the madness of Covid-19, she has not wavered one bit. She continues to go into peoples homes and give them the care that they need. I'm proud to call her my friend!"

June 22: Wanda Long

Director of Resident Care at Morningside Assisted Living in Rock Hill SC. Wanda is forever available 24/7,. She never leaves a question unanswered or judges you for making the simplest mistake. Wanda has managed to keep our Morningside community COVID19 free throughout this entire pandemic. She pushes through the fires of chaos and adversity, turns the negatives into positives. She deserves to be acknowledged simply because she is THE behind the scenes, off the grid, Nurse's BOSS of the best-assisted living facility there ever was!