Angels In Our Midst

Angels In Our Midst

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Angels in our Midst (nurses)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
Tonight, we take a moment to say "thank you" to those who have entered one of the most noble professions.

Voice of Kesha Tran, RN, Progressive Care Unit;  "I've been a nurse over five years now.  And I was actually in the health academy at Pensacola High School and just decided at 16 that I would be a nurse and I just never deviated from the plan."
Lori Kent, RN, Cardiovascular Clinical Educator;  "I entered the profession in 1994 into an intensive care unit but prior to that I was a flight paramedic in the army.  And I served six years."

Different paths but the same destination for nurses Kesha Tran and Lori Kent.  They found their places in a profession that fulfills their passion for people.

Kesha Tran, RN, Progressive Care Unit;  "I look at them like they were my family member.  And I treat them; the patient, the family, like they were my own family going through this hardship."

Lori;  "I hope I've given them my listening ear, my compassion as well as all of my clinical skills.  And it's all about giving your heart."

And it does take a lot of heart when you're the face, the voice, the healing hands in a time of challenge.  Those committed to the profession know that this is not a job of going through the motions.

"I'll have her tech come in ..."
Amy Wilson, Sacred Heart Chief Nursing Officer;  "The caring about people in one of the most vulnerable times in their life; when they're going through illness, sometimes recovery, sometimes grief, and to be a part of that is really, truly something special."

Lori;  "I think it's very important to connect with every patient and every family so that there's a report there.  There's a trust there.  There's a commitment."

To keep that commitment, they rededicate themselves.  
And solicit prayers for them to be able to help carry the burdens of others; burdens that are not left on the unit at the end of their shifts.

Kesha;  "You know, there are days when it's super exhausting.  But, usually those exhausting days, that meant I've done something more for someone else.  And we go into this job knowing that's what our role is; we're a service to humanity."

But, they'll come back for another exhausting day, and another, and another.  
Kesha;  "If I could do this for the rest of my life, I'd be one lucky person."

Angels in our Midst is brought to you by Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.
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