Meghan Beasley, RN, BSN, PCCN at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, recently heard from a former patient, and it gave her chills – the good kind.
The patient had previously been in the hospital for two months.
“We weren’t sure he was going to make it out of the hospital,” Meghan shares.
Not only had he since returned home, he was now back at work. He sent her a note of thanks, enclosed with a photo.
It was a special moment for Meghan, who is a nurse manager in the intermediate care unit.
“I told my staff ‘we did that!’” she says.
This is the kind of good news she loves sharing with her team, whom she describes as a compassionate, smart, kind, loving and an amazing family.
“We are all there for each other, both at work and at home,” Meghan says. “Having that kind of closeness, relationships and trust make coming to work every day so rewarding.”
Those connections have become even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Meghan is proud of the way nurses have banded together to make it through “this unbelievable time.” She also draws strength from fulfilling the call to care for others.
“To know that we did everything we could to help this particular patient get better so that they were able to go home is so rewarding … there’s nothing that compares to a patient saying thank you for what you do.”
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