Focusing on the Big Picture: Amanda’s Nursing Story

Aug 6 2019

Amanda Metz’s hard work is being honored with her recent nursing award.

As a certified registered nurse practitioner, Amanda makes sure to look at each patient’s “big picture” while treating them. It’s her number one priority.

“I love to look at holistic care,” she says. “I want to be able to take care of the entire family.”

At Dry Ridge Family Medicine, Amanda’s patients range from infants to teenagers, from adults to seniors. For her, it is important to know each patient’s full story in order to best treat them.

“I want to take my time with every patient,” she explains.

To Amanda, holistic care means helping patients figure out the most affordable medication for their condition. It also means advocating for them on phone calls and connecting them with community resources.

Education is an important part of being a nurse for Amanda as well. She is a firm believer in empowering patients to make positive changes and she finds it very rewarding to see them improve their own health.

The work can be challenging, but “it’s the best job in the world,” she says.

Because these philosophies, Amanda was recently chosen as a recipient of Mercy Health’s Extraordinary Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Award in the Cincinnati market. This award recognizes advanced practice nurses who exemplify the mission and values of Mercy Health based on their qualities as a care coordinator, educator, role model, and community advocate.

While Amanda is excited about this recognition, she is quick to point out she doesn’t do her work alone.

“We are an absolute team. My staff is amazing,” says Amanda. “Nurses are one of the most trusted professions in the world, and it’s because of who we are and how we care about patients.”

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