Katherian Begasse

Katherian Begasse

Katherian Begasse, RN

Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Salem, Virginia
United States
Katherian does not only save lives, but she also promotes and preserves the quality of life.

I entered my dying husband's room in despair to find Nurse Katherian Begasse at his bedside. Her caring face and confidence eased my worries as she found a way to make a difficult situation bearable. Her commitment and integrity mold her caring nature and extraordinary communication skills. She is very detail oriented, she never tires from my many questions over my husband's condition and treatment plan. She eases my many concerns. Her skills help to manage all symptoms and respond to emergencies as they arise. She does not only save lives, but she also promotes and preserves the quality of life. She is committed to a lifestyle, not a 12-hour work day here at the hospital. She has unconditional compassion and a relentless determination to alleviate suffering. She provides strength to my husband and his family by going beyond the call of duty. She takes the time to help me understand the doctor's diagnosis. She is committed to making her environment a place of healing. She cares about others working around her and is ready to give a helping hand where needed. It has been an honor to know Nurse Katherian and I have full confidence in her skills and care. Her service to my husband has been like someone caring for a family member, not a patient. I want to thank her and the entire ICU-3 Nursing Staff and Doctors for their medical expertise and caring not only for my husband but about him.