COVID heroes

Robert Credeur, nursing unit manager, with Mission Hospital’s COVID/Pulmonary Unit staff. Credeur, center, was honored as a state hero for his response to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) named Robert Credeur, nursing unit manager of the pulmonary unit (COVID unit) at Mission Hospital, among the state’s honorees as a COVID hero for his work in attending to patients during the pandemic.

“From the beginning to a peak of more than 140 patients at Mission Hospital, Robert lead a team of caring professionals through the unknown, through fear, through difficult days all while bringing them together like family,” read a statement released by Mission Health. “This team deserves to be hailed as heroes for donning their PPE and walking into rooms with an unseen, unknown foe to care for those who needed them.”

“I would very much like to thank NCHA for this incredible honor, an honor I will be humbled by for a lifetime,” said Credeur. “I have worked with so many heroes at Mission Hospital throughout our COVID-19 response and accept this on behalf of all of them. It took an entire team of healthcare professionals to make it through and I had the privilege to work side-by-side with so many of them. I cannot thank each and every one of my teammates enough for all that they did for our patients and for every single time we held each other up. This award is for all of those heroes on the Mission Hospital team, for their bravery, determination, and tirelessness. Thank you.”

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