Stephen Arnold is an exemplary nurse and role model for his peers. Stephen stands out because he takes the time to get to know each patient individually. He has a high level of compassion and respect, as well as a knack for quickly gaining trust and building rapport with patients.
Earlier this year, Stephen was taking care of a young patient who was hospitalized on what was supposed to be the patient’s wedding day and the patient was unable to be discharged. Therefore, the planned ceremony was canceled. With the patient’s permission, Stephen planned and facilitated a wedding ceremony for the patient, fiancée, and 25 close friends and family in the solarium at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System!
The best part about Stephen is that this is a natural extension of who he is, and acts of kindness are carried out with great humility.