Mary has been my daughter's home healthcare nurse for over a year now. My daughter has been through so much medically and personally. Mary has been a source of strength, compassion, and understanding for her. My daughter receives home healthcare every 5 days for a chronic condition and to be truthful, dreads the treatment she gets. However, when she knows Mary is her nurse, she brightens up a little and Mary will always make her smile.
Seeing the connection my daughter and Mary have formed is heartwarming and always lets me know how safe my daughter is when Mary is caring for her. Many times, Mary has come to see my daughter even when she is not scheduled to be the first "on-call" nurse, and has oftentimes rearranged her entire schedule to ensure my daughter gets the care she needs. Mary always makes sure that whoever comes to see my daughter, when it is not herself, understands and teaches them my daughter's needs so that they are competent with her care.
There was even a period of time where my daughter had to take an evening class and, multiple times, required a visit time that was after the time Mary ends her shift. Instead of saying she couldn't come or sending someone else, Mary rearranged her entire schedule to make sure my daughter had a nurse who was comfortable with her care.
The commitment to excellence Mary shows her patients is the very foundation Dayton Children's Hospital was built on. Mary consistently shows dedication to my daughter and to her care and she has, in many ways, gone above and beyond what she is required or even expected to do! She has always treated my daughter with the utmost compassion, and has become not only my daughter's favorite nurse but one of her favorite people; she is a role model as well. My daughter hopes to one day work in some capacity at Dayton Children's Hospital, and the care and commitment and kindness Mary has shown as a Dayton Children's Hospital employee is what my daughter aspires to emulate.