All of these nurses work to help their patients have not only a better experience during the hospital stay but also when they return home. They provide comfort and information to all of their patients throughout the hospital every day. I have been here since June 1977 as a resident staff physician and as a patient and this is the finest group of people I have come in contact with. It is an honor to work with all of them. They brighten up everyone's lives. I have been hospitalized myself on multiple occasions, and they were always helpful, especially when I had a below the knee amputation, they facilitated inpatient rehab and post-hospital recovery.
Care Management Nurses are behind the scenes and often unrecognized. Not only do they assess patients and help them get the medical assistance they need while hospitalized, but also they assess the needs at home and get patients equipment, homecare, oxygen, life respite, and private duty services to help them. When the nurses see a need for placement for rehabilitation, they initiate that process as well. Care Management Nurses make sure patients get the care they need both in the hospital and out. There are countless stories from every care manager of what I have personally observed as caring and truly giving from the heart. It would be a disservice to all the stories I can't relate here due to space constrictions. I could literally tell numerous for each and every one of our nurses from spending their own money for rides and equipment, to adopting families and asking the department to help in furnishing new homes and helping patients start over, and everyone partakes in generously. I have been here 13 years and every single day, I see care managers staying late to get their patients what they need. They work hard and continue to show patients the kindness care and empathy that I would want if I were a patient. Our Care Management Nurses are often behind the scenes, but they truly are unsung heroes.