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Medical Professional Salute: Anne Hunt



Anne Hunt – Chatham, Virginia 

WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION?
Director of Critical Care & Patient Support Services

WHERE DO YOU WORK?
Annie Penn Hospital/Conehealth, Reidsville, NC

WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL? TELL US ABOUT A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOU.
I am responsible for a 12-bed Intensive Care Unit in a community hospital, managing patients with a wide variety of critical illnesses. We care for cardiac, septic, respiratory failure, diabetic, hypertensive and surgical patients to name a few. I mainly support the nursing staff who care for these patients. I jokingly say I’m Chief Nursing Servant.

HOW HAS THE CORONAVIRUS AFFECTED YOUR JOB?
For the past six weeks we have been in preparation for and implementation of care for the patients and protection of the staff. We have been supporting the staff and addressing their concerns and challenges in caring for patients with a disease process we have never seen the likes of before. The focus on COVID-19 has been all consuming.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE HORSE BUSINESS AND/OR HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE INDUSTRY?
I have been in the horse business pretty much all my life. My father, A.A. Le Grand, owned Tennessee Walking Horses all his life. He had several studs that he raised many offspring from; Wilson’s Sunday Flight and Black Jack’s Chimney Sweep, were two of his favorites. Chrome's Delight, Oops! You Better Be Good and Cold Justice are a few of my show horses.

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE HORSES IN TRAINING AND IF SO WHO ARE THEY AND WHO IS YOUR TRAINER?
Macy Woody of Kannapolis, North Carolina is my trainer. She is a bright, young trainer who is passionate about our breed and showcases the versatility of the breed at every opportunity. She is a true ambassador for the walking horse breed.

TELL US ABOUT A SPECIAL HORSE RELATED MEMORY WHETHER IN THE RING, ON THE TRAIL OR AT THE BARN?
There are so many memories... hard to define one moment but the most memorable moment for me was showing at the Celebration for the first time in 2014 and just being in the ring with such great horses and exhibitors as Gin Toddy and Sue Irby.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN THE HORSE INDUSTRY?
While we have not seen anything like what we are experiencing before, have faith, trust that God has us
in His Loving Care and that this soon will pass and we will be back in the show ring doing what we love best....showing our beloved Tennessee Walkers-and being with all our horse show friends.

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