Friday, April 18, 2014 - Pam Taurence is Our Hero, and Now She's in the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame
Each year, Tenet Healthcare hosts an awards ceremony recognizing its best performing hospitals as well as individuals who set the gold standard in commitment and excellence. Among this year's recipients recognized during Tenet's leadership conference in Dallas, was Children's Hospital of Michigan Care Coordination Specialist Pam Taurence, R.N. 

Pam was one of seven people selected for the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame, Tenet's highest honor for an employee. Pam was selected from more than 130 nominees for her tireless efforts to end childhood hunger in Detroit, spawning a national collaboration between hospitals and communities. 

Pam defines the best of who we are at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. She started the National Cereal Drive after being elected to the Professional Nurse Council (PNC) at the hospital. She had seen firsthand the harsh effects of hunger on children and wanted to help Detroit area kids who don't have enough to eat. 

For more information on the Children's Hospital of Michigan's Professional Nurse Council's Annual Cereal Drive and to learn how you can get involved, visit:

From left, Trevor Fetter, Tenet President and CEO; Larry Gold, Children's Hospital of Michigan CEO,
Pam Taurence, R.N.; and Cathy Fraser, Tenet SVP Human Resources at the awards ceremony.

About DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan

For more than 125 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties and services, the hospital is a leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than at any other facility.

Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. 

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