Becca Chui went above and beyond when it came to not only the care for my father but the care for my family and me as well. My father suffered a cardiac arrest. He was moved from the ER to the cardiac surgery ICU at Abington Hospital to be cooled and cared for under close surveillance. I spent 7 nights in the "family room" and 3 of those 7 nights Becca was my dad's primary nurse.
I would be up every three hours to check on him and Becca would happily open the unit doors for me and give me some time with him. As the nights progressed, my nurse knowledge began to unveil my true self and Becca took it and ran with it. I have found some nurses get defensive or nervous when they find out a family member of a patient works in healthcare, not Becca. She and I would talk in a way that I truly felt like I was getting the full picture of what my family and I were going to be facing when it came to my dad's prognosis.
Becca and I also bonded when she unveiled that her father passed away from a heart attack. She has such a way about her that makes you feel comfortable in an uncomfortable and frightening environment and situation. She exudes confidence, grace, intelligence, and all with ease. I will never forget her stopping in after her ACLS class on her day off, just to check in to see how we were all doing. My father passed away and I plan to carry Becca with me as I make my way back to work, not only to help me get through it, but also to provide comfort to other patients and family members in times of need.