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“As a nurse I always try to think about what I can do, even if it’s just something little that can make a difference to them, make them more comfortable, and keep them in the know about what’s going on with their situation.”
“I love people, I love helping, and I love what I do. Some of the patients who come don’t want to live. Some of them don’t have any support. I let them know, ‘Somebody loves you. You’re loved. You’re worthy of being loved. You’re so special and valued."
Pediatric trauma experts add multipassenger UTVs, golf carts to list of dangerous vehicles that includes ATVs
"Being a good doctor is meeting people where they are emotionally, physically, intellectually and helping your patient navigate this really complicated health care system that we have. I tell my patients I’m their quarterback and I’m here to help them figure out what the next step should be.”
“Carla provided great care to my grandmother in her time of need. She made my grandmother feel comfortable and important. She was very nice and outgoing. We were always greeted with a smile from Carla, and she really did make a difference.”
Extraordinary nurses honored at event featuring Tena Barnes Carraher of the DAISY Foundation
Polio was a terrifying disease, once filling wards at VUMC with paralyzed patients in iron lungs. Vaccines have saved us from all that.
It was in a storage room. It still worked. For some reason, I was allowed to get in it.
The first chance he got to leave his hospital room, Gabe Gingerich made his way to the keyboard
Some people call Chelsea Foster, BSN, RN, and her mom Lisa Harris, RN, the Dream Team