I came to O'Connor Emergency in extreme pain from diverticulitis, which required a lot of tests and painful treatments. I came to the ortho unit and had tremendous care and support from the nurses, aids, and housekeepers; they were great.
One nurse was so extraordinary that I wanted to nominate him for this award. His name is Kaz Nemoto. He is a 32-year-old young man who was so caring and kind to this 74-year-old woman. I saw him on 3 different shifts while I was at the hospital, always smiling and sweet. One night I had some pain and was emotional. Kaz brought my medication right away and then stayed and talked with me for several moments, or, should I say "listened" to me.
It was a lovely few moments of compassionate care. I could see his devotion to his career, his exceptional respect, and kindness. I know he was the one who gave the chaplain a heads up about me as she was there the next day. Kaz has it all: Passion, Caring, Integrity, Respect, and Stewardship.