Linda demonstrates the highest standards of nursing care on the unit. Linda is described as a patient advocate and excellent team player who has a gentle spirit and caring attitude that is evident in every patient interaction. Linda is a true professional and has been a tremendous role model for safe practice to new staff. Recently, Linda was caring for a newborn who was waiting to be discharged to a foster home. While waiting for a home, Linda assured that the baby would receive the warmth and comfort that he needed. She was observed cradling the baby and reading to him in the nursery. This is typical of Linda’s caring and compassion. Linda’s warmth and dedication to her profession are exceptional.