The patient who recognized Valerie stated that Valerie was "the epitome of an incredible nurse." "All day long she anticipated my needs, explained everything that was going on and followed through with all that she said she was going to do." Valerie stayed after her shift was over so that she could be present when the baby was born. Valerie went above and beyond throughout the entire process. "All day long I was touched by Valerie's caring spirit. She truly made my hospital experience as good as it could be."