Chrystal Clement

Chrystal Clement, Mountain Empire Surgery CenterJohnson City, TN

Hired as a new nurse after completing her clinical rotation at the facility, Chrystal has developed into a remarkable team member, growing into a role that oversees the otolaryngology service line for the facility, including ordering supplies and instrumentation for new physicians and procedures. As a member of the Be KIND Committee, Chrystal makes it a priority to celebrate at every opportunity, such as creating a bulletin board to highlight the generous acts of her peers as recognized by patients, regularly providing holiday-themed treats for her teammates, and even keeping a locker full of surprise gifts when someone’s spirits need lifting.

Additionally, Chrystal designed a program where pediatric patients receive themed treat boxes if they require surgery on a holiday. The children are so excited, they forget their fear, and parents are reassured and comforted by the gesture.