AAMC nurses, what are you thankful for?

AAMC nurses, what are you thankful for?

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” -Frederick Keonig



There’s a lot to be thankful for this time of year–the gathering of families, a chill in the air that encourages people to get closer, that first fire in the fireplace. As nurses, a sense of gratitude can get us through some tough times and make good times even sweeter. We asked some of our nurses, what are you grateful for this season?

I am thankful for: my family, my grandmother’s turkey, my Mom’s squash casserole, the pioneers for coming up with Thanksgiving, for the home I have, that my family will be together, for the soldiers fighting over seas during this holiday season, and wonderful parents.” -Eve Sage, RN
I’m thankful for the ability to care for my family and to be at peace in any situation.” -Irma Holland, MSN, RN
I am thankful for the wonderful physician and nursing care my daughter has received this week in the Emergency Room twice, OR, PACU, and WSU. We take for granted so many things about life in general, and never think we will walk the shoes our patients and family members experience each day they visit AAMC. I saw so many amazing staff with wonderful smiling faces, compassionate care, and dedication to make a tough time so easy, when the units were extremely busy. I know each of the staff that participated in her care were her angels of mercy. They did their jobs as more than a job, but with warm hearts and tender hands to make her feel better. Their words of wisdom and very active listening made her feel as she was the only that needed their care. She felt the compassionate care. I am blessed to be part of a great innovative healthcare  organization and wonderful people.” -Carol Lacher, RN
I really am thankful for our unit-based quality councils. They have taken the ball and run with it and are doing exceptional work!” -Cathaleen Ley, PhD, APRN, BC
What about you, AAMC nurses? What are you thankful for this season?


  1. Posted by Michael E. Spiro, at Reply

    I was a patient recently in the observation department. On the 0800-1600, 24 Nov watch, the charge nurse was “Sue”. As a retired Marine Corps officer of 30-years of service, I have been in more than my share of hospitals. Since I retired, I have been a patient at AAMH four or five times. Never have I seen or experienced an RN with more professionalism, take-charge attitude and management efficiency than “Sue”. Additionally, here patient-handling skills are extraordinary. I hope you will note this comment in her personnel file. Thank you.

    Col. Michael E. Spiro, USMC (RET.)

    • Posted by Sue Kozel, at Reply

      I love what I do and it is important that I can still ( after 18 years ) impact people I care for. Sincere thanks for your kind and sincere gratitude. It means alot to me.
      Healthy Holidays to you and your family. Peace Sue

  2. Posted by Angela De Jong, RN, BSN, at Reply

    I’m thankful for every little blessing that occurs on each new day, with each new day being the first of the blessings.

  3. Posted by Denise B. RN, at Reply

    I am thankful for having a job, home,my health and a healthy family, and a comfortable lifestyle. I recently traveled to Mexico for a vacation. I had a fantastic week but I am thankful to be back safely on USA soil.

  4. Posted by Mary Etta Barbour RN, at Reply

    My am very grateful to work in the Observation Unit. It is blessed with excellence in leadership and many staff members who work together to give our patients and “each other” the best of care!! My gratitude list could go on and on…

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