From doctors and nurses to paramedics and firefighters, emergency workers are considered heroes.

One specific nurse in Macon was recognized for going above and beyond.

Sheryl Adams is a registered nurse at The Medical Center, Navicent Health.

She was honored for her kindness to patients and for helping a lost child find their way home.

Adams says she is just one of many heroes at Navicent.

“There are a lot of nurses here who have such big hearts, who give of their time, their money. They're always trying to help these patients, and that's what makes this such a special place to me,” said Adams.

Adams is one of nine people statewide who was honored by the Georgia Hospital Association last week as a "Hospital Hero."