For Dorothy “Dottie” Graves, R.N., working in the OR is a passion. “The patients are not always well, and I like being able give them extra ‘TLC’,” shares Graves, who joined the DeKalb Medical family 12 years ago. Grave’s love of her profession and accomplishments in patient care have been recognized by the national Association of Operating Nurses (AORN) who recently selected her as Georgia’s Member of the Year. Graves received the award for exemplifying OR best practices. “Dottie goes above and beyond everything that is required of her,” shares OR Manager Michele McCammon. Proficient in general surgery, ENT and vascular cases, “Dottie is a valuable employee who contributes to an environment of safe, compassionate care for everyone who comes through our OR,” says McCammon.