Norton Community Hospital | News Article

Monday, August 28, 2017

Norton Community Hospital bids fond farewell to Nancy Woodward after 50 years of service

Nancy Woodward with current nursing staff (from left): Nancy’s daughter Tina Joseph, Cheryl Hubbard, Marie Collins, Nancy Woodward, Kristi Williams, Tracy Hylton.


Nancy retires as the hospital's lead nursing supervisor.NORTON, Va. – On Aug. 24, team members at Norton Community Hospital gathered to wish Nancy Woodward the best as she retires from after nearly 51 years of service.

Nancy was hired at the hospital on Dec. 15, 1966, and held numerous positions over her career. She started as an LPN and in 1978 she completed her RN program. She has served in various roles during her tenure including in-service and patient educator, director of nursing, nursing manager, nursing director for patient care services and most recently lead nursing supervisor.

Nancy is known for her commitment and dedication to Norton Community Hospital. She has developed strong working relationships with team members, physicians, patients and their families, other department directors, and the administrative team. Her strong clinical skills, focus on customer service, and commitment and dedication have made Nancy a role model for all team members. 

Not only has Norton Community Hospital had the best of Nancy all these years, she also groomed her two daughters, Tina Joseph and Johnnie Bledsoe, to follow in the nursing profession and make the hospital their home.

Former team members and current team members attended the reception for Nancy to wish her well, and to say, “Thank you, Nancy, for all you have contributed to the NCH family!”

Nancy with hospital CNO Mitch Kennedy (wearing jacket and tie) and her family.