Not for the faint of heart

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal (HGMH) marked Nurs­ing Week by cel­e­brat­ing the 37 reg­is­tered nurses (RNs), 28 reg­is­tered prac­ti­cal nurses (RPN), and seven per­sonal sup­port work­ers (PSW) “whose care and ded­i­ca­tion are at the heart of our hos­pi­tal.” Said CEO Linda Morrow: “I'm proud to take the op­por­tu­nity pre­sented by Nurs­ing Week to salute our HGMH nurs­ing staff. They work dili­gently to pro­vide out­stand­ing care to our pa­tients, ex­em­pli­fy­ing our val­ues of in­tegrity, re­spect, qual­ity and safety, com­pas­sion, and work­ing to­gether.” Shel­ley Cole­man, HGMH's VP of Clin­i­cal Ser­vices and Chief Nurs­ing Of­fi­cer, says she wants to rec­og­nize nurs­ing staff at all lev­els and cel­e­brate the ways they work to­gether. “We're all one team. From the PSWs to the RPNs to the RNs to the nurs­ing su­per­vi­sors and man­age­ment, we're all try­ing to pro­vide the safest and high­est qual­ity of care for our pa­tients.”Dale East­wood, an RPN in the Medicine and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion units and the hos­pi­tal's health and safety/well­ness co­or­di­na­tor, says: “Nurs­ing isn't for the faint of heart. It's emo­tion­ally, men­tally, and some­times phys­i­cally ex­haust­ing. When a pa­tient or their fam­ily rec­og­nizes that you have tried to help them, it's a won­der­ful feel­ing that lingers with you for a long time.”

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