Denise Cooper

Denise Cooper

Denise Cooper, MSN, RN

SICU
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio
United States
Dee's staff obviously respects her and looks to her for gracious unconditional support.

While preparing for her unit’s move to the SICU, I observed an incredible leader in action. Dee never stopped providing her staff with patient care support, answering their questions, caring for her staff and leading by example.  As a Clinical Specialist, I stood back in awe as I observed Dee in action. I salute Dee for several reasons: She is always professional, yet very personable and approachable. Her staff obviously respects her and looks to her for gracious unconditional support. Her presence on the unit is strong and reassuring. She is grace under pressure. I have never seen her impatient with staff, visitors, or patients during this huge departmental move. If she was my leader, I would work diligently, compassionately, and professionally for her. Why? Because she walks the walk and talks the talk. Thank you. Salut!