Thank you, nurses

May 11, 2012

Happy National Nurses Week. On behalf of all of those who you have provided pain relief and comfort for, thank you. 

Being in the hospital has many negative connotations and can be an incredibly humbling experience. Nurses have the ability to magically bring warmth and tenderness at a time when we are vulnerable. It takes a special person to do all the little things that make a hospital feel less scary and somehow manage to create a serene environment.

Simply put, nurses make hospitals less intimidating. You care for us when we are at our lowest points and ‘nurse us back to health.’ From all the minor things that we can’t do for ourselves during our hospital stay to all the major things like keeping our hearts beating so that we can get back to a normal life, you go the extra mile because you have a special gift.

Thank you this week, and every week, for all that you do!

Topics: Services, Wellness


I was admitted to the First Hill campus just this last week., Upon admission I was on the 7th floor in Intermediate Care. My nurse was Jesse. He was awesome! He took such great care of me overnight that first night, especially when my blood pressure kept bottoming out. When I was stable enough I was transferred to the 11th floor Nephrology. I had the best nurses! Mark and Shannon split the day shift my first day on the unit and I had Nicole every night I was there. She was my favorite! She deserves a pat on the back, a raise, an award, a high five, definitely a raise! over the next few days I had Colleen and a nursing Student, Sam. They were both fantastic. On discharge day I had Megan, who remembered me from an admit a little over a year ago! You have an amazing bunch of nurses (and doctors). If the powers that be read this, make sure you commend the nurses that I had, they ROCK!!