Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 08:00 AM
Jennifer Peppers loves her work being the first to welcome new members to our community.
Marshall Medical is full of kind and caring nurses, but they don’t always get the appreciation they deserve. The public changed that for one nurse, who was voted as Best Nurse in the Readers' Choice Awards by Sand Mountain Reporter readers.
Jennifer Peppers, a labor and delivery nurse at Marshall South, was surprised when she got a call to have her picture taken.
“I had no idea,” she said. “It’s really nice. It makes you feel good.”
Kim Patterson, publisher of the Sand Mountain Reporter, said they don’t keep up with the number of votes but Peppers was the clear winner.
“She did very well,” she said.
Every year, the newspaper runs a ballot in April and May, which readers fill out and return to the newsroom, where votes are counted. Winners will be listed in a special section in June.
“It’s a pretty big thing,” Patterson said. “People get excited about it.”
She decided to broaden the categories this year to include people who do good work but are not often recognized for it, like nurses and EMTs.
Peppers has been a labor and delivery nurse at Marshall South for 12 of her 19 years working as a nurse. It’s what she loves.
“I try to make a good impression on people so it’s nice to be recognized,” she said. “I love my job. It’s what I always wanted to do.”
Peppers is an Albertville native. Her husband Jeff works as a bus mechanic for the Albertville School System. They have a daughter, Emily, 17, and a son, Landen, who is 15.