Paula Tibbs has worked for a hospice agency for over 10 years and she is an amazing aide. At Christmas she gives every single one of her patients a huge bag with the things they need -- clothing, hygiene products, to candy/pudding.
When the pandemic started our building stopped hospice care, and her agency stopped providing services. Her favorite patient passed during this time and she could not be there for her. She was really sad because she wasn’t there. I remember another one of her patient’s passed and she had spent so much extra time with her, lotioning her to make her feel so comfortable, and surrounding her with family pictures because they could not be there.
When she was stopped from coming in our building due to Covid-19 she was sent to a different nursing home and she found out a week later that every patient she had cared for had tested positive for Covid. She got her own test and it came back positive. She was out of work for over a month trying to recover.
When she finally got better her hospice agency sent her to another nurse home, again with all her patients testing positive. She has been back to work for over a month and she does not get hazard pay. She is still not allowed in our building which has zero cases of covid. Please choose to Honor her because she is the best hospice aide I have seen in years. She is the best.
Talk about timing! Taylor B, a Radiology Registered Nurse in Madison, WI, is expecting her first child in October. Taylor shares that pregnant nurses need to be especially careful to follow all CDC guidelines as to what PPE to wear.
There were only two stages of grief for one runner when the Milwaukee Running Group shut down daily group workouts last month. For Olivia Spring first came “sadness” then came “let’s do something about it.” Olivia's idea to get herself out of the funk was to go to a map and plotted a street run that would draw one out of her favorite things -- a cat.
Erin is an RN and Charge Nurse at the COVID ICU at Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee. She works long shifts coordinating and providing care for Milwaukee’s sickest Covid-19 patients. Above all of the usual work and caring challenges of working in a tertiary ICU, Erin and her teammates face the personal challenge of knowing they could also contract COVID-19....
Thank you to the many, many nurses in the ICU who gave me the very best care. I wish I could remember them all by name, as I am so very grateful for each one. And, of course, my two superhero pulmonologists, Dr. Randy O and Dr. Jason R, who worked tirelessly to help him fight this horrific battle and win!
Holly has a Masters of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and is a certified professional in patient safety. Holly has been a dedicated nurse for 20 years. Holly, Director of Safety and Infection Prevention, is working to keep the patients and staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin safe during the pandemic. During the COVID-19 crisis, Holly has worked to set up new safety protocols...
Justin is a paramedic, fire fighter for the city of Milwaukee. He, along with all the other fire fighters and paramedics out there are risking themselves for the wellbeing of other people. This virus has a HUGE impact on all the fire departments and their call volume. The house he’s stationed at will get between 18-20 calls for paramedics; not much sleep there! I worry about him and that he...
LK has always had compassion for helping others. In this very scary time, she continues to put herself out there for others unaware of what each day presents. She works at a clinic with their PACE program which is seeing patients in the clinic and in their homes. She coordinates care with patients and their families for patients to remain in their homes and out of the hospital.
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