Rebecca Hayes is one of the best critical care nurses with whom I have had the opportunity to work. Always a patient advocate, she consistently endeavors to establish trusting relationships with both patients and families. She is an active member and advisor during daily multidisciplinary rounds with an amazing fund of knowledge. She possesses great skill in speaking her mind to provide appropriate clinical recommendations to ensure our patients here at Colquitt Regional Medical Center receive the best care.
Whenever she is working either bedside or as a charge nurse, I can rest assured that our patients receive optimal management. She is very adept at recognizing early signs for clinical decompensation and conveying her concerns. On more than one occasion, she has been the first team member to identify a subtle yet worsening respiratory status or the presence of hemodynamic instability. In these scenarios, early awareness and timely intervention have led to improved outcomes. I truly believe her efforts have saved lives in our community.
Furthermore, Rebecca is a superb leader and role model. Frequently training nursing students and recent graduates, she is constantly teaching and asking questions to engage and educate future nurses. She is very respected by other hospital team members from all disciplines. She is always available to assist others without complaint, and nurses often approach her if they have any questions.
I cannot think of anyone else who I would rather have caring for me or my family in a time of critical care needs. Our institution is very fortunate to have such a brilliant nursing leader and relentless patient advocate.