Mon Health Medical Center Nurse Kelley Moody Takes Pride in Caring for Patients
Each morning as nurse Kelley Moody gets ready for her job at Mon Health Medical Center, she reflects on a small round object – her grandmother’s nursing school pin.
“This pin is at least 50 years old,” Kelley said. “It was my grandmothers who went to nursing school at St. Luke’s School of Nursing over 50 years ago.”
The pin is a daily motivator and reminder of why Kelley got into nursing. She said her inspiration to get into nursing was through her grandmothers, one a nurse and one who needed care. Because of this, Kelley cares for patients as if they were her family members and strives to be the best nurse she can be.
Kelley is a clinical manager at Mon Health Medical Center’s medicine unit. She has been with the hospital for five years.
“We see a variety of patients in the medicine unit,” she said. “The majority of patients are older, and I like to think I care for them as I would my parents or grandparents. I’ve met a lot of patients that remind me of my grandparents.”
Kelley is originally from Point Marion, Pa. She received her RN from Penn State University Fayetteville. After school, she worked in Pennsylvania before coming to Mon Health Medical Center. After a year at the Morgantown, WV hospital, Kelley left to work in home health care but eventually decided Mon Health Medical Center was where she wanted a career.
“I wanted to try different areas of health care but ultimately found that I missed the dynamics of Mon Health Medical Center,” Kelley said.
Kelley was named Mon Health Medical Center’s November 2018 Cardinal Award winner for exemplifying Mon Health’s mission, vision, and values every day.
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