Alumna Nominated for Frist Humanitarian Award
Merveille Grant (’16) was nominated for the Frist Humanitarian Award by her co-workers at HCA Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, Georgia. Individuals who are nominated for the award are said to go above and beyond their routine job responsibilities and give completely of themselves within the hospital as well as their local community.
Grant, a medical technologist, spends her days at HCA collecting and processing specimens in the hospital’s lab, and packaging those specimens that require to be sent out for further testing. “My favorite part of what I do is knowing that I play a small role in getting to the root of an individual’s illness. Patients are some of the most vulnerable people that come through the hospital and being a part of the bigger picture to help them improve their well-being is the best part of my job,” stated Grant. In addition to her career, Grant volunteers with the American Red Cross helping with blood drives and disaster services, plus she sits on the Employee Engagement Board at HCA.
Though Grant did not win, she is grateful to be nominated for such a prestigious award. “My ultimate goal is to be a part of improving healthcare in my home country the Republic Democratic of Congo. I would love to own a facility where people can go and get their labs drawn and processed with accuracy to provide them with an accurate diagnosis to help them get the best treatment.”
While attending Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus, formerly Armstrong State University, Grant enjoyed classes in clinical microbiology and blood bank and credits the well-rounded lectures and clinical rotation she completed for preparing her to be successful in her career.
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