Happy Nurses Week!
Published on May 8, 2023
It takes a truly special person to be a hospice or palliative nurse. This Nurses Week we’re sharing words from nurses on why they love what they do. Thank you all for all that you do!
“I worked for Alive for four years before leaving to take care of my husband. Ten years later, I returned after losing him. We care as much about making sure the family is comfortable and taken care of as we do the patients, and I love that!” – Lesley Yoho, RN
“I get to care for my patients and their families on a physical, spiritual, and emotional level…I get to walk alongside them on this journey and show them what is coming next and how we can celebrate life with them.” – Jeanmarie Hill, RN
“Connecting with patients and families on an intimate level… at one of the scariest and most vulnerable times in their lives… is what makes my work meaningful.” – Tana Hertz, RN, CHPN
“Seeing the nurses and the impact they had on families really struck me…I knew I wanted to work specifically in hospice to help families through that.” – Marc Vera, RN
“This is a beautiful time for families to gather, laugh, and reminisce. I am always honored to be a part of this process. I am very excited to get to be a part of the Alive family!” – Kellie Pacheco, RN
“The foundations of Palliative Care are exactly the reasons I became a nurse. Being an inpatient Palliative NP allows me to spend the time with patients that I have never had in other NP roles. I am privileged to walk with patients and families through some of their most challenging times. My colleagues make this work sustainable!” – Amy Webb, NP
“I cherish the ability to…be part of the process of making someone comfortable, and their family comfortable, at that inevitable point that they have to transition…” – Karol Mangione, RN
“You cannot buy that feeling of knowing you’ve made that much of an impact on somebody else’s life.” – Roy Cross, LPN
“I love being a hospice nurse because I’m able to help people navigate a time that we’re unaccustomed to in our culture…being able to empower and help them take care of their loved one in the best way they can…is priceless.” – Sarah Smathers, RN
Thank you all for all that you do!