Today marks the conclusion of National Nurses Week – and the 196th birthday of Florence Nightingale. While Ms. Nightingale forever changed how nursing is practiced, Spectralink realizes that nurses change people’s lives every day. So we asked our employees if they remember a particular nurse who personally touched their lives or those of their families. We received some amazing responses and wanted to share them with our readers.
“Mo” is a nurse at Boulder (CO) Community Hospital. Her wonderful bedside manner made a big impression on me. Mo knew just what to say and what to bring to me in order to make me feel better and actually eat something! Later in my stay, Mo had been rotated out of my area. Yet one day she saw me in the hall and stopped to ask how I was progressing. I made sure to let Mo know what her care meant to me when I was discharged, and gave her the flowers that Spectralink delivered to my room.
- Cory Walker – Senior RF Electronics Technician
I shall be forever indebted and grateful to the nurses on the maternity floor and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. I was admitted to Labor and Delivery at 23 weeks pregnant because I had lost all my amniotic fluid. I spent three days in a windowless labor and delivery room, until being transferred to the maternity floor for another nine weeks. My son, Connor, was born at 32 weeks and weighed only four pounds.
Connor and I were on a heart monitor at all times, and I was completely bedridden. Needless to say, my stress level was extremely high. I also had a two-year-old daughter at home who visited me twice a day until Connor was born. Connor spent only three weeks intubated in the NICU, which is nothing short of miraculous.
I truly believe those nurses saved my son’s life and my sanity. They were caring, respectful and professional beyond belief! The time they spent getting to know me AND my family, including my daughter, made all the difference in the world. I am so thankful for the entire nursing staff at Lutheran Hospital. They are an inspiration!
- Courtney Whedon – Channel Development Manager
The Spectralink team is grateful for the kindness, empathy and dedication of all nurses and caregivers. Have a story about a nurse who made a positive impact on your life or that of your family? We’d love to hear from you! Share your story with us below!