Marygrace got me settled on the table and explained the phases of the procedure again. Once K got me wired up, Marygrace monitored me closely, speaking to me in a calm, compassionate manner which helped keep my anxiety and concern in check. I felt safe and knew that even if an emergency occurred, I would be well cared for. As a healthcare worker, these may be pretty routine tasks performed consistently and professionally but when the tables are turned and we become the patient, it's comforting to have care that is individualized with careful attention to safety.
Marygrace even bought me a cup of coffee which helped ease the headache I'd had all morning. I would not hesitate to return to UC Davis Medical Center for myself or family members for any healthcare needs in the future.
Marygrace epitomizes what a caring professional nurse is. The above story is a reflection on how she cares for every patient she comes in contact with. She serves as one of our core preceptors in Nuclear Medicine and PET and is recognized by her preceptee as an excellent preceptor. Marygrace's sunny disposition is contagious and is a calming influence not only for her patients but her peers with who she works.