I recently spent several days in ORMC starting in the emergency Room, having surgery, spending time in 4 north,3 South and ICU. During my stay post surgery, I was involved in a Rapid Response call in which Matt was one of the responders. Although there were many people in the room helping me, Matt's cool head in the ensuing panic and speedy solution saved my life that day. When it was found I would have to change from 4N to another ward, I was initially nervous and worried until my nurse let me know that I would be transferred to 3S and that Matt would be my nurse. I knew then that I would be in good hands.
Although I was only in 3S for a couple hours, he worked TIRELESSLY getting to the bottom of why I had needed the Rapid Response. His desk was outside my room and I heard him on the phone trying to reach my surgeon, other doctors, other departments in order to piece together the puzzle. He checked relentlessly for my test results, while giving me updates, reassurances. He assured me that we would get to the bottom of this, squeezing my hand, constantly asking if there was anything I needed or if I was in any pain. He communicated everything to me and even when he had to tell me that due to what he was seeing with my results, I would have to be transferred to the ICU, he did it with care and love. He personally transported me to the ICU and handed me off to the staff there with everything I needed to get better. I truly believe that I would not have recovered as quickly as I did or as well as I did without Matt Adams. He is truly a gift to me and ORMC.