My mother-in-law was airlifted after suffering from an aneurysm which led to a hemorrhagic stroke. Christina came on duty at night and her bedside manner was phenomenal, so much interaction that we felt at ease to leave our precious loved one in her care. She was very detailed in her explanation of the plan of care and in explaining the disease process. She even printed out simple-to-read medical brochures. She explained each medication and also answered questions. The way she interacted with my loved one was the classic meaning of compassion. Christina is a modern day Florence Nightingale. She’s a great example of the values of UIC Hospital. She’s detailed, knowledgeable, compassionate and a host of other great attributes that every nurse should aspire to have. My family and I are truly appreciative of the care she provided not only to my mother-in-law but the family as a whole. She not only meets the standards of a DAISY Nurse but adds certain qualities you can’t learn, but which come from the heart. Great nurse, great team player, and great warm personality.
Christina is a very good and special nurse. Upon arrival, she explained everything going on to me. She made me, and my family feel so at ease and assured us that my mother was in good hands. She was very attentive to us and our mother. She answered every question in a way I could understand. Under her care, my mom showed great signs of improvement and what really impressed me was my mother went down the next morning after Christina left, but when Christina got there, she was concerned, worked on my mother and great improvements came about. I am so happy to have her as my mother’s nurse and I think UIC should be equally happy to have her as an employee.
Christina really put me at ease. Her spirit, care, and attentiveness are very convivial and compassionate. She is a jewel of a nurse.