Jon Hittle

Jon Hittle

Jon Hittle, RN, BSN

CVICU
St. Mary's Medical Center
Grand Junction, Colorado
United States
He even told me things I didn't want to hear but needed to hear, such as “you will be getting up at 5:30 am to sit in the chair and it will hurt”.

Have you ever had someone look you in the eyes and you just know how much they care? This is what I experienced.  I was in CVICU recovering from open heart surgery; needless to say I was anxious and a bit scared.  My nurse was Jon Hittle.  I have been in the hospital several times over the course of my life and never experienced human kindness and care like this.

Jon is a quiet, unassuming nurse.  He came into my room explained things in a soft, calm manner.  Every time he entered, he looked me in the eyes and asked me how I was and how the pain was. Jon ensured that my every little need was met.  He was an educator; explaining my lines, tubes, medications, etc... He even told me things I didn't want to hear but needed to hear, such as “you will be getting up at 5:30 am to sit in the chair and it will hurt”.  Just when I thought I couldn't do something, Jon would coach me and get me through the situation.  Jon got me through what could have been one of the roughest nights of my life and I have to say it turned out to be one of the best experiences ever.

Jon is the caring spirit that makes St. Mary's a wonderful place. I want him to know how much I appreciate his care and compassion. Just look in his eyes and you know how much he cares.