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Healthcare Hero Sharon Dawkins

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Sometimes, medicine isn’t the only thing that keeps the residents at Madison Health and Rehabilitation going. It’s the service provided by Sharon Dawkins, activities director, who has been involved in providing quality of life care to nursing home residents for over 20 years. Dawkins’ first bit of experience came when she was 16 and in the 11th grade when her peer-counseling class required approximately 20 hours of community service at a day care or nursing home. To her surprise, after graduating high school in 1992,…

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Honor a nursing assistant today

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Beginning on Thursday, June 13, and ending on Thursday, June 20, the 42nd annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week. You’re invited to say “thank you” to a local CNA, whether it be through a card, flowers or just through a kind gesture. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) can be found at Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) or at local nursing homes, caring for patients and offering a helping hand to Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses. CNAs take part in daily activities and are in direct contact…

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Madison-raised entrepreneur launches aesthetic business

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Ashley Skipper is a homegrown girl, with deep roots in Madison County. She is the daughter of Nancy Cruce Dickey and granddaughter of Catherine Cruce and the late Pete Cruce. Skipper graduated from Madison County High School in 2014 and worked at the local Busy Bee from age 16 to 21, where she met many people in the community. The hard worker always knew that someday she wanted to be her own boss and, now, her dream has finally become a reality. In 2015, Skipper…

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Healthcare Hero: Suzanne Arthur

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Suzanne Arthur brings 23 years of expertise as a dental hygienist to Shaw Dental, in Madison. Arthur provides a thorough and gentle cleaning for her patients and she adds plenty of personable service and attention to make trips to the dentist an enjoyable experience. “Many patients have told me that their teeth have never felt so clean as they do after Arthur has cleaned them,” said Scheduling Administrator, Kathleen Shaw. Arthur is dedicated to helping patients maintain their health. “It is imperative to your overall…

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