Linda is an exceptional OR nurse. She goes above and beyond for her patients every day. Linda collaborates with surgeons, anesthesia providers, surgical technologists, perianesthesia nurses in Pre-Op Holding and the PACU, Materials Management staff, OR assistants, radiology technologists, nurse leaders, pathologists, residents, fellows, medical students and students from ancillary health programs on a daily basis to provide excellent interdisciplinary care to her patients.
Linda is an excellent teacher and precepts new staff routinely. Linda is an extraordinary patient advocate, which is the most important role of the perioperative nurse. Linda brings issues to me almost on a daily basis and offers solutions to improve our department and nursing practice in BWFH's operating room. She is also a Magneteer. In that role, she won first place in the poster contest, sent extraordinary emails educating colleagues about Magnet and created and maintains our informational bulletin board about Magnet. She has also made many special gestures for her coworkers, including purchasing cakes to celebrate colleagues earning their BSN and celebrating birthdays. She even brought flowers for our clinical leader when she was having a stressful day due to staffing changes.
Linda is constantly looking at the positives in her role and in the OR. She is always professional and epitomizes excellence in perioperative nursing. Linda communicates well with all colleagues, including leaders. She always brings safety issues forward in a calm and professional manner. Linda is a role model in the OR.