Monica Melvin – Helping our patients grow healthy families
As nurse manager of Forsyth Connects, Monica Melvin touches the lives of new parents every day. Forsyth Connects, a new department of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, provides free postpartum and newborn in-home visits to all Forsyth County residents. Monica’s team is available to connect with every mom (and father) shortly after birth, when baby is 2 to 4 weeks old.
In the past year, Monica has worked diligently to develop a new team, create procedures and workflows, and build relationships within the community. Now, she is being honored for her hard work and leadership. When Monica isn’t providing support for team members and the community, you can catch her at the beach or traveling. Read the short interview below to learn how Monica’s focus on people has helped her make her mark at Novant Health.
What thoughts would you share to inspire those who are striving to make their mark at Novant Health?
First, I would encourage everyone to smile! It really helps! Second, I would just tell everyone to always treat people with compassion, honor and respect. Be courageous. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and strive for a new level of excellence. You can do it!
Describe a recent event when you knew you were performing exactly the right job duties at exactly the right place at exactly the right time.
Sometimes it really is the simple things. Recently I told a tearful new mom that she was doing a great job. I could tell that was exactly what she needed to hear.
What are your hobbies?
I love spending time at the beach and traveling. I recently visiting Hawaii and enjoyed the gorgeous beaches. It was amazing.
What is the last thing you read?
I am reading a great book right now. It is I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillian.