Dreams do come true
"I decided to be a nurse when I was five years old and never changed my mind," said Carol Ann Smith, RN, CNRN. Those childhood dreams came into greater focus during college where she chose neuroscience as her nursing specialty. "I was fascinated with the complexity of the brain and decided then and there that if the brain didn't work, nothing else mattered." She accepted a job at HCMC as a new grad and has been here ever since. Carol Ann is now the program coordinator for our Traumatic Brain Injury Center. She is absolutely devoted to our patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI): "It is not just my job; it is who I am." As program coordinator, Carol Ann impacts the experience of all TBI patients and families by ensuring we deliver "the care they deserve."