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Nurses Week Spotlight: Nurse Barbara Polk-Grubb

As we continue to celebrate Nurses Week and our outstanding Nurses across the state, today we highlight Nurse Barbara Polk-Grubb from Anvil Mountain Correctional Center.

Nurse Polk-Grubb is from Collinsville, MS. She graduated from West Lauderdale High school. She waited a few years raising a family before following in her mother’s footsteps as a nurse. She graduated from nursing school in 1995 from the University of West Alabama. She worked in oncology and orthopedics for a few years. In 2002, she went to work for East Mississippi Correctional Facility where she fell in love with corrections.

In November 2011, Nurse Polk-Grubb moved to Alaska with her spouse and began her career at AMCC. If you ask her, she absolutely loves it! Nurse Polk-Grubb is an asset to AMCC and department. She performs well under pressure and has effectively handled unforeseen work conditions of a remote community (water shortages, inmate evacuations, several instances in which an inmate’s medical condition required a medivac to Anchorage, etc.). Nurse Polk-Grubb is a pleasure to work with and she works well with staff, the public and the inmate population.

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