Trauma Outreach Specialist, Sharon McKinzie, RN, is a Tenet Hero for Keeping the Detroit Community Safe and Healthy.
Sinai-Grace is proud of Trauma Outreach Specialist Sharon McKinzie, RN, who was named a Tenet Hero, an award given by DMC’s national parent company, Tenet Health, to employees who demonstrate remarkable commitment to care for our patients and service to our customers and community.
With a positive, can-do attitude and a big smile, Sharon presents at hundreds of community events yearly to increase awareness of violence and bullying among youth. So when persistent bullying led a Detroit student to commit suicide, a local teacher reached out to Sharon for help. With genuine compassion and care, Sharon counseled and supported the deceased students’ friends, helping them cope with the traumatic experience. Trauma situations like this led Sharon to develop effective, evidence-based outreach programs on trauma-related topics, including bullying, texting and driving, and fall prevention for seniors. Sharon willingly shared her programs with other local hospitals to touch even more lives in the community.
Here at Sinai-Grace, Sharon initiated the Surgery/Trauma Department’s holiday Adopt-A-Family program, where she coordinated gift purchases with colleagues to help a local less fortunate family and wrapped all the holiday gifts. Then on Christmas morning, Sharon and her husband personally rented a trailer to deliver the gifts, spreading holiday cheer with the large family.
For her dedication to keeping Detroiter’s safe and supported, Sharon was not only selected as a Tenet Hero, but also inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame on April 4, 2017. Sharon – along with five other Tenet employees nationwide – was selected from more than 138 nominees for delivering exemplary community service.
This week, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital celebrates both National Nurses & Hospital Week. Sinai-Grace is proud of its team of nearly 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers who help care for more than 100,000 patients every year. We recognize and thank the Sinai-Grace team for the hard work, dedication and compassion that they demonstrate to our community each and every day.
Sinai-Grace Hospital is fortunate to have many super heroes. Meet just a few of them, and learn how they are helping people live happier, healthier lives.
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