Beth McInnis has always been a role model for not only the nursing profession but for life in general. She is driven by being positive, proactive and compassionate in all she does. Recently, Beth completely went above and beyond for a patient here at Rumford Hospital in our OB Department.
As we know, maternity nursing provides us the chance to be a part of a family’s most joyous moments; however, painfully at times, we are a part of their most tragic moments. While caring for a mother who lost her baby halfway through the pregnancy, each team member wanted nothing more than to ease the inevitable pain of this loss. Desperately searching stores and our unit yielded some items needed to create a memory box, but our supplies were limited. Despite working a 12-hour overnight shift as a nursing supervisor, Beth left work and purchased a preemie outfit, but worried it still may be too big. Instead of calling it a day, Beth went home and altered it to the appropriate size and returned to the hospital hours after her shift had ended, the outfit in hand. I was speechless for so many reasons but completely inspired by her selfless actions. Beth has also gone out of her way to find items for future memory boxes to have available for grieving families. Beth is truly a special person and a remarkable nurse who we are all privileged to work with.