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Radiology Welcomes Two New Members to the Department

Radiology Welcomes Two New Members to the Department

Please welcome Debra Nickell and Shelly Holt to our Radiology family. Both Debra and Shelly are nurses in the Anesthesia Imaging Department. Nurses work in conjunction with our MRI Division. 

Photo: Debra (left) with oldest sister, hiking and camping

Hi, I’m Debra Nickell. I have been an RN for almost 30 years. I graduated from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) in 1991. I have been with Cincinnati Children’s for 10.5 years at the Liberty Emergency Department prior to my transfer to Anesthesia Imaging (AI). I have prior experience with adults in ICU, ED and Electrophysiology.  

Photo: Husband, Jim (left) and Debra with 2 of five of her sisters

I have two adorable boxers (Rosie and Zeus) and a cat (Smoky). I love my fur babies. My hobbies include walking and playing with my dogs, reading, and spending quality time with my family. I also love to go camping, hiking and sightseeing with my sisters. My husband Jim and I have been married for 18 years. 

Photo: Michelle Holt

Hi, my name is Michelle “Shelly” Holt. I was born and raised in the West Side of Cincinnati, but also lived briefly in Indiana and Illinois and now reside on the East Side. 

I chose the medical field on a whim but knew I always wanted to work with children. Also, once I took Anatomy & Physiology as a prerequisite, I was all in! The nursing profession suits me well! 

My hobbies are gardening, watching sports, and spending quality time with my two sons. The last book I read was When They Call You A TerroristA Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. 


Meredith Towbin, copy editor 

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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.