...Honorata Figuerora RN is my recommendation for this prestigious award. Nora goes above and beyond each and every hour she works. She is humble & humorous & the best Assistant Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse, Broward Health has had in a long time. She is a compassionate role model who acts to satisfy the needs of patients selflessly, unprompted and with empathy for all.
Just recently I admitted a patient to the Maternity Unit. The husband of the patient requested another bed for their translator. I told them we did not have one. However, when I told Nora she went to another floor & was able to get a cot for the extra person. This patient also needed to be catheterized, after two unsuccessful attempts by myself & another nurse we decided to get Nora who happened to be in Charge that night. In less than a minute she got the catheter into a very swollen meatus bringing immediate comfort to the patient. She is also our IV expert who usually gets her IVs in with one try! These are just a few examples which make her the most compassionate, energetic, expedient and clinically sound nurse I have ever had the honor of working with.
When she works as charge she will take up to three admissions (6 patients) often the C Sections who require extra care. She also finds time to assist other nurses with hanging IVs and administering medications. She addresses complaints in a timely & professional manner which always seem to satisfy all concerned. She is a fantastic role model and a remarkable leader and oh, what an exceptional team player! She is simple excellent at what she does. My standards of nursing are very high and Nora exceeds every one.