Melanie Granier

Melanie Granier

Melanie Granier, RN, BSN

NICU
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Melanie wouldn't sugarcoat anything but would tell what was going on in the kindest and most caring way possible.

My daughter, A, was a patient of CHOA @Scottish Rite. A was born with a giant omphalocele and a number of other birth defects. My husband and I met Melanie Granier shortly after our daughter was admitted. After hearing about the "primary list" I quickly added her to A's list! Melanie cared for my daughter as if she were caring for her own child. I was able to get some rest when she worked knowing that A was being provided the best care possible.

Melanie took the time to explain the things I didn't understand. She helped me to learn to care for my medically complex child. She taught me to be a voice and an advocate for my daughter. Melanie celebrated small milestones with me, even just gaining an ounce of weight. She cried with me during the setbacks and rough patches. I knew I could always count on her to give me straight answers when it came to A's care and/or condition. She wouldn't sugarcoat anything but would tell what was going on in the kindest and most caring way possible.

My daughter never came home from the hospital. I split my time between the hospital with A and home with my young son who was 1 year old at the time. The hospital became my second home and everyone there became family, some more than others. Melanie and I still keep in touch and I value her friendship.

Melanie went above and beyond her call of duty as a nurse. Not only is Melanie an excellent nurse, but she's also an amazing person. I could never repay her for the care she provided for my daughter.