We have a patient here that has been here for a while with toe osteomyelitis. This patient is very young, in his 30's and the doctors were recommending a BKA. Needless to say, he has been very down and depressed due to this huge life change that will happen to him. He hasn't been eating, doesn't want to leave his room, and doesn't have many visitors. His nutrition has been poor and the doctors told him we need to work on his nutrition so he can heal. He had Kathy a couple of days and she really went above and beyond for him. She asked him, "If I go to the store and get you anything to eat, what would want?" All the patient said he wanted was chicken noodle soup. She was back the next day so she went to Panera and got him two big bowls of chicken noodle soup and the patient ate all of it! This is a prime example of the compassion Kathy gives on a continuous basis to our patients. She is kind, caring, and an amazing patient advocate.
Kathy Cook, RN
St. Joseph's Hospitals and South Florida Baptist Hospital
Kathy went to Panera and got him two big bowls of chicken noodle soup.