Celeste Simmons

Celeste Simmons, RN

Women's Mother Baby
TriStar Centennial Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
The moment Celeste came into our room I felt reassured. She was genuinely kind and caring and never judged us for asking questions.

I am an employee here at Centennial but was recently a patient when I delivered my son. I am a first-time mom and openly admitted to everyone that I had no idea what I was doing. The day my son was born was a happy day, filled with visitors and plenty of help. As the sun went down, my room on Mother/Baby emptied and it was just my husband, the baby and me. I began to get overwhelmed and anxious with how little I knew about this new baby of mine and how to take care of him. Then, we met Celeste. The moment Celeste came into our room I felt reassured. She was genuinely kind and caring and never judged us for asking questions. She had a wealth of information about taking care of my post-partum body and taking care of a newborn. When it came time for bed, she offered to watch our son in the nursery so that we could get some much-needed sleep. I slept well knowing that my baby was in good hands. In the morning, I was disappointed to learn that Celeste would not be back the following evening. (I think that she is a nurse in the NICU and was helping out on Mother/Baby for a night.) As a nurse, I know good care when I see it. Celeste gives exceptional care and we are so thankful to have met her.