Stone County Hospital


Why I Chose A Career in Nursing

Dawn Sanders, RN

Dawn Sanders, RN

An essential part of our staff at Stone County Hospital is the dedicated nurses who provide around-the-clock, quality care for our patients. May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, and we would like to recognize and thank our special team of nurses for your professional skills, unparalleled service and attentive comfort you tirelessly extend to our patients every day. You make a difference!

Dawn Sanders, RN, writes:

“As a young girl watching my grandmother take care of my grandpa, I knew that I wanted to become a nurse. I became a nurse within three years of graduating high school and started my career. A nurse’s day can be very hard at times and you don’t always feel like you’ve made a difference. There are times when you think a patient would never walk again, and then to see them walking down the hall to see you…that is the feeling of reward that cannot be replaced. The physical tasks of a nurse can be difficult, but the emotional rewards make my career worth it.”


Theresa Payne, RN Director of Quality Management

Theresa Payne, RN
Director of Quality Management

Theresa Payne, RN, Director of Quality Management, writes:

“For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a nurse so that I could make a difference in someone’s life. I have been nursing for 36 years and still love it today. I get a lot of personal satisfaction when my patients and their families tell me ‘thank you’.”