Sue Perron, a Vanderbilt intensive care nurse, told the story of the patient with COVID she called the Butterfly Man
“Whatever it is, we roll up our sleeves and do what’s best for our patients.”
“If his family had been there, they would have wanted to hold and touch his hand and rub his head, so that’s what I did"
“A bunch of us came from different ICU environments. We became a tight team, a great team, that came together very quickly.”
“It really helped everyone focus on something positive. We were all excited about supporting them, encouraging them and lifting them up.”
Infectious enthusiasm combined with a focus on others
DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. This is Vanderbilt's latest group.
The "proud Vanderbilt nurse's" life's work, and her passion, are the patients and the employees of MICU.