Sheila has worked at the hospital since 2007. She started out as a mental health technician, and in 2014 she completed nursing school and became a registered nurse on our unit. As a tech, she cared for our patients with a good heart and was very meticulous in her role. As a registered nurse she was always organized and went that extra mile for our patients and her colleagues.
In August 2017, she was promoted to an assistant nurse manager on the night shift and she has adjusted well in this role. She assists in direct patient care, relieves other staff for their breaks, brings food for our staff when we are short-staffed and advocate for our patients and families.
Two weeks ago, the department was short-staffed, and we had two patients who required 1:1 observation. Sheila wore many hats that night: charge nurse, intake nurse, floor nurse, and mental health tech to ensure our patients and staff were safe.
Sheila is our department's biggest cheerleader and is always striving for team building activities on the unit to assist with improving moral. The night shift loves when she brings in food for these team building activities.
To see how Sheila has grown in her professional career is amazing; she is an asset to our department and St. Mary's Medical Center.