If the statement "Atlanta can't live without Grady" is true then the footnote should read "Grady can't live without nurses like Monique"! Though unarguably the entire 11B staff is excellent, Monique was by far my favorite. When I viewed the bulletin board describing the nurses' integrated care model, Monique just seemed to stand out as the epitome of completeness. Monique has excellent communication skills. Apparently not just with me as a patient. I witnessed on several occasions how Monique trained newer nurses and took advantage of teachable moments. All of my family and my guests were impressed with Monique's acumen. I might add that my mother is a retired nurse and even she thought to give Monique high regard! Monique worked well with other departments to dispel any ambiguities or discrepancies regarding my orders. In this capacity, Monique was a tremendous patient advocate. Monique was clear and concise in explaining my medicines and various procedures to me when necessary. Monique consistently maintained a "sunny" disposition and always managed to bring a smile to my face. I always looked forward to when Monique would be my nurse. Monique was an essential component of what was an exemplary patient experience. Additionally, Monique encouraged me to take ownership of my recovery and educated me about the role I play towards my own positive outcome. Monique truly was and is a blessing! I encountered many things in the 2 and a half weeks I was a patient and Monique was a highlight. For Monique's efforts, I leave Grady a far better man-physically, mentally and spiritually than when I was initially admitted. Thanks, Grady! Thanks, Monique!