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Feb. 27, 2015 - Richardson Retiring After 30 Years at USA Medical Center
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Michele Richardson, RN, MSN at USA Medical Center will retire on Feb. 27, 2015, after almost 30 years with the hospital.
Richardson’s most recent position was managing numerous departments.  She was nurse manager for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, the Tysabri Infusion Outpatient Center, the Progressive Care Unit, the Medical Surgical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Trauma Intensive Care and Telemetry.
Richardson knew early in her career that USA Medical Center was where she wanted to be.  After graduating from what was then Southwest State Technical College as an LPN in December 1984, she immediately began the BSN program at the University of South Alabama.  During her first year as an undergraduate in 1985, she discovered she could work as a student nurse at the Medical Center.
“I knew my first night here as a student that I loved this hospital,” she recalls. “My passion for this place grew with each passing day."
The days turned to years and Richardson built a career that garnered awards and certifications. She served on numerous committees over the years, including the Patient Centered Care team, Trauma-Burn, Critical Care committee, Leadership Committee, and Stroke.  She has been recognized for her work with an Excellence in Nursing Practice award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.  She also received her MSN from USA College of Nursing in 2009.
For most of her professional career she was in the intensive care unit, an experience that formed her philosophy on life.  Working with trauma patients, she learned to never take any day of her life for granted.
 As for what she feels is her greatest accomplishment, she is quick to say, “Aside from my children, I am proud of the unity and team building that occurred between all my departments. They are an amazing group of talented individuals. They were my family.”

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