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Unity Health Foundation presents Spirit of Unity Award to Brandi Crowell

Foundation news | Monday, April 27, 2020

The Unity Health Foundation presented Brandi Crowell, RN in the New Life Center, with the Spirit of Unity award on Monday, April 27.

A gift to the Foundation was donated in Crowell’s honor by Mary Gallaway for the care she provided to her daughter, Sarah O’Brien, during the recent birth of her granddaughter, Millie, in February.

“When our daughter entered the department at the nurse’s station in active labor, Brandi stopped what she was doing to welcome her,” Gallaway said. “So much of her anxiety subsided because of Brandi’s obvious compassion and true calling to be a labor and delivery nurse. [She] stayed with our daughter through her entire labor and delivery, even though shift change had come and gone. Brandi’s subtle confidence and control of the situation provided our family a soothing and calming environment.”

Unity Health Foundation Specialist Jonathan B. Murphy presented the award to Crowell in a small gathering of hospital associates.

“Our families have wonderful, positive memories of the births of our grandchildren,” Gallaway said. “The [New Life Center] at Unity Health is a true asset to the community, and we feel blessed to have had it available to us.”

The Spirit of Unity Award is a way for patients, or family members of patients, to show their gratitude by giving a gift in an associate’s honor to the Unity Health Foundation. These gifts go towards special projects and equipment upgrades that will help to ensure that Unity Health is here to care for patients and generations to come.

For more information about Spirit of Unity awards or to honor a Unity Health associate, please call (501) 278-3186 or visit