Sue Malakowsky

Sue Malakowsky

Sue Malakowsky, RN

Medical Surgical
Essentia Health- Fargo
Fargo, North Dakota
United States
The compassion and drive Sue has to comfort others is embedded in her as a person.

Sometimes, NOC nurses don't get the recognition they deserve. Sue left an impression that I will never forget. During report at the beginning of her shift, the nurse giving report stated that I wasn't able to move much due to the significant amount of pain I was in after my back surgery. Sue was confident that I would be moving to ensure I didn't stay in one spot for too long. Being 6'2", I've never been more scared of someone in my entire life. Now, some things I could tell you about Sue is that she's not just a "seasoned" nurse, nursing isn't just her career, but the compassion and drive she has to comfort others is embedded in her as a person. Sue was never a minute late administering my meds to make sure I could try to get some sleep throughout the night. She was so gentle as she propped pillows up on one side to try to make sure I wasn't in one position for too long. Sue was like a ninja throughout the night, always popping in and making sure I had what I needed whether it was meds, fresh ice water, a trip to the bathroom, or a slight adjustment to help me sleep better. Call lights might as well be nonexistent when Sue works because she doesn't give you an opportunity to be uncomfortable. I've never felt like more of a priority and this is why Sue made a difference in my experience. Thank you, Sue, you are truly amazing!