Spring City resident Corazon Thurman, RN, was honored during National Public Health Week with the “Gee, I Thought Nobody Noticed Award” for the Southeast Region of the Tennessee Department of Health.
Thurman is a registered nurse employed by the Rhea County Health Department. She keeps everyone’s schedule on time by doing the lab work for three different clinic schedules while also seeing her own patients in a timely manner. She willingly makes sacrifices to keep clients from having to make multiple trips by working in family members without an appointment slot, balancing the lab and taking walk-in patients if at all possible. She has prevented many clients from having to reschedule so they receive WIC vouchers on time, have their vaccinations up to date and receive Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment or well child exams on schedule.
Thurman is not only dedicated but also thoughtful and kind. She always has a friendly smile and hello for everyone she meets. The positive image she projects of public health is an asset to Rhea County Health Department and the Southeast Region.