My Care Team: Billie Skaggs, LPN, & Amy Caldwell, RN

My Care Team: Billie Skaggs, LPN, & Amy Caldwell, RN

Nurses are on the frontline of care. They treat patients with not only healing hands but caring hearts as well. For National Nurses Week, we took the time to talk with two of our nurses, Billie Skaggs and Amy Caldwell, to find out more about them and their journey into healthcare.


Billie is originally from Ashton, West Virginia. She obtained her LPN license from Collins Career Center in Coal Grove, Ohio, in 2004 before moving to Huntington in 2007. She is currently enrolled in Ohio University’s RN program.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at the Scioto County Jail doing ministry work. She also loves searching for treasures at yard sales, spending time with family and friends, and keeping up with school studies.

Why did you decide to become a nurse?

“I like caring for the patients and physicians I support. I enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life and value each of those encounters.“

What do you like most about nursing?

“My grandmother was a nurse. I always admired and respected the care she gave to family and those in the community who needed it. I’ve always had the desire to be like her. As a kid, my Barbies and dolls were always sick or injured.”


Amy grew up in Salt Rock, West Virginia, and now lives in Barboursville. She graduated as an LPN from Cabell County Vocational School before completing her associate degree in nursing at St. Mary’s School of Nursing through Marshall University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family.

Why did you decide to become a nurse?

My first real exposure to nursing was with the hospitalization and loss of my mother when I was 11 years old.  My appreciation for everything the medical staff did to help our family during this difficult time inspired me to pursue a nursing career so I, too, could help others.

What do you like most about nursing?

There are many things that I like about nursing.  My favorite part is the personal interaction I have with people.  It also gives me great pleasure to feel that I have been able to help others.

We would like to thank all nurses for what they do today and every day.


Marshall Health

Marshall Health is the academic medical team of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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