Evelyn Bykowski has been a nurse on Hooker 2 for over 3 years now and she provides a high level of care, emphasizes dedication and empathy that is rarely seen. What do I mean by rarely seen? You see, Evie works nights and it is easy to overlook and discount the challenges that the third shift encounters. She maintains her composure in even the most stressful situations. She is a mentor and applies her team-building skills to maintain a smooth operating night shift.
Evelyn begins every shift the same; she obtains reports and immediately starts her first rounds. After completion, she noticed about an hour later something unusual on the CCTV monitor. These behaviors were demonstrated by the patient toward her significant other. Evie went to investigate. When she did Evelyn found the patient's guest in the room was not breathing. Evie was able to call a code and put everything into motion to save this person's life all while keeping her patient and staff safe, and maintaining a calm environment given the stressful situation. This was an extraordinarily difficult situation as she knew nothing of this person other than the need to save his life. If Evie had not taken her gut instinct to check on this family member the results would have been devastating. More importantly, assessing the patient's family's needs as well as her patients.
Evie never leaves any stones unturned when she provides care. At times you can see her going home exhausted ensuring she put 100% into the care of her patients and dedication to the TBI unit.
I have had the honor of working with Evie for two of those years. Evie is an exceptional nurse who is able to offer her care and interventions with dignity, resourcefulness, and dedication, never wavering from what is right but doing it all with a sense of calmness and humor. I continue to be honored to work next to a memorable, dedicated, exceptional, and knowledgeable nurse. Evie is a true DAISY Nurse.