Ellen Matoushek

Ellen Matoushek, RN

OR Department
OASIS Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
United States

Ellen went out of her way to understand my anxiety to surgery, she held my hand while the Anesthesiologist put me to sleep, prior to that in the Pre-Op Room she listened to my recent loss of my 40-year-old son. She gave me the best medicine, not from a bottle, the human touch, and compassion. It only took an extra 5 minutes, however, not having any living family, well it just was a wonderful gesture of kindness that was the high point of easing into a very stressful time. Thank you, Ellen, for remembering to be human in the midst of a room full of machines.