Nick Klein
June 2020
Medical Intensive Care Unit
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City
United States




With COVID-19 in full force, the MICU has no longer been able to have visitors, even with their sickest patients. Nick showed ultimate compassion and kindness taking care of a patient in their final hours. Nick assisted the patient's family in making a phone call into the patient's room in order to say their goodbyes. He then remained in the patient's room for multiple hours in full PPE to make sure they would not be alone when they passed away. He sat at the bedside, held the patient's hand while verbally reassuring the patient they were not alone and that their family loved them. Thank you, Nick, for going above and beyond during this impossible time.