My Care Team: Whitney Blackburn, RN, & Tammy Lowe, RN, LBSW

My Care Team: Whitney Blackburn, RN, & Tammy Lowe, RN, LBSW
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During these unprecedented times, nurses continue to be on the frontline of care. Nurses are individuals who are brave, compassionate and caring. As we celebrate National Nurses Week, we would like to spotlight two of our nurses who exhibit these qualities, Whitney Blackburn and Tammy Lowe.


MEET WHITNEY BLACKBURN, RN

Whitney graduated from Ohio University with her associate degree in nursing in 2014. She joined Marshall Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2016 as a maternal-fetal medicine nurse. She later became the department’s nurse manager and sub-specialty coordinator. A Proctorville, Ohio, resident, she enjoys spending time with her family and making renovations to their new home.

Why did you decide to become a nurse?

“I come from generations of nurses—my mother, father, aunts and uncles—and knew I wanted to be a part the excitement and compassion shared in their stories.”

What do you like most about nursing?

“I love that nursing is ever evolving and provides so many opportunities for growth in different fields and specialties; nursing will never be monotonous.”


MEET TAMMY LOWE, RN, LBSW

Tammy, a Chesapeake, Ohio, native, graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1991. She later received her licensed practical nursing certificate through Collins Career Center in 2014, where she also received her registered nursing certificate in 2018. She is currently attending Ohio University for her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She joined Marshall Family Medicine six years ago and serves as the patient care coordinator supervisor. Her favorite activities are spending time with family, traveling, photography and cooking.

Why did you decide to become a nurse?

“I have always had an interest in the medical field, even as a child. Also, I have always had a desire to care for others and make an impact on other people’s lives.”

What do you like most about nursing?

“Being a nurse is rewarding. Helping my patients and their families through difficult times is extremely satisfying. I love making a difference in someone’s life and the challenges that nursing brings you on a daily basis. I also love that you can work in many different areas of nursing and always find something new to learn.”


We would like to thank all nurses for their dedication to providing the best in care.

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