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Farewell to a face of the CC

CC’s Alexander Retires After 43 Years

Alexander portrait

Michael Alexander

Alexander sits at the CC information desk

Alexander in the spot he occupied for 43 years

Photo: Maria Maslennikov

After almost 43 years of dedicated service with NIH, Michael Alexander retired from his post as hospitality service coordinator for the Clinical Center’s Office of Hospitality and Volunteer Services.

Alexander was a mainstay at the hospital’s main lobby hospitality desk, greeting patients and their families. He is known for having an encyclopedic knowledge of CC locations, departments and resources.

In 2021, Dr. Francis Collins presented Alexander with an NIH Director’s Award. He was recognized for his teamwork, professionalism and pleasant demeanor, which created a “welcoming atmosphere for patients and staff throughout the hospital.”

“Michael was and always will be a part of the NIH family. He inspired people and brought positivity to patients every day,” said Vivian Blair, chief of the Office of Hospitality and Volunteer Services. “We miss him already!”—Donovan Kuehn

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