Renita Irving

Renita Irving

Renita Irving, RN

10 East Medical Nursing Unit
Palmetto Health Richland
Columbia, South Carolina
United States

My brother had been in the hospital for over a month.  He was in the ICU, the Heart Hospital, 10th floor, ICU again, 8th floor, then 10th floor again.  Renita Irving was his nurse on the weekend.  She was attentive, supportive, encouraging, and very professional.  Her keen sense of caring about his needs was amazing.  She worked with him to lead him to feel that he was a major part of his recovery.  She empowered and motivated him to want to continue to fight to do better and to feel better.  She had his catheter removed so he could start the process of being independent.  His oxygen levels, blood pressure, and heart rate all improved due to her attention to his needs.  Renita also found pajama pants for him to wear so he could have a sense of pride.