|Message from Dale Beatty, Chief Nursing Officer &Vice President of Patient Care Service July 16, 2020|
|Last Monday, we were graced by the nation’s leading infectious disease expert and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, in a fireside chat hosted by Dean Lloyd Minor, Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine in Monday’s StanfordMed virtual fireside chat. During the informative discussion, Dr. Fauci reinforced the necessity to follow established COVID-19 guidelines while continuing to care for and support each other. Through the lens of his previous experiences with pandemics, he urged continued vigilance during this time and provided insightful answers to some of our questions about the path forward in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.|
With this in mind, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated frontline nurses and interprofessionals who are tirelessly working on SHC’s COVID-19 units. Thank you for your bravery and the unwavering care you provide every day to our patients, community, and each other, especially during this uncertain time of re-opening and learning to embrace our “new normal.”This past week we rounded on SHC’s COVID units- K4, L6, M7, and the ED. I was again inspired by your steadfast commitment to providing exceptional care for your patients. During my connections with the frontline nurses, I learned so much from the feedback, opinions, and feelings that you openly shared with me. One recurrent theme that I witnessed across these COVID units was the core of the nursing heart- how as nurses, you all put your patients, your community, and your families and loved ones first while prioritizing safety and remaining supportive of each other. Your personal and professional sacrifices do not go unnoticed and are very much appreciated.
|To all our nurses and interprofessional colleagues, I want to thank you for all you do, especially during these persistently challenging times. You all make a difference.|
With respect and admiration,
Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Office and VP of Patient Care Services