Message from the CNO: “Celebrating Science”

Message from Dale Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care Service December 23, 2020
Dear Colleagues,
Friday, December 18th was a momentous day for Stanford Health Care (SHC). On this unforgettable day, I joined a team of physicians and nurses to administer SHC’s first COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines are just the beginning and represent a glimmer of hope at the end of the tunnel during this global pandemic. 
Over the next couple of weeks, SHC will be receiving and distributing more vaccines, and we want everyone to be prepared to receive theirs. This is an uplifting milestone in our journey to defeat this virus!
Last week, I also had the opportunity to personally thank and express support for our nurses and interprofessionals directly working with COVID patients and those with high acuity patients. We delivered cupcakes donated by one of our many community partners to J2, J4, K4, M4, L6, and K7 units. While rounding on these units during this second surge of this COVID-19, I witnessed SHC’s unwavering collective culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, which is stronger than ever. Thank you nurses and interprofessionals, for stepping up and standing together to nobly care for our patients and community during this persistently challenging time. I am deeply grateful for your daily dedication to saving countless lives, advancing healthcare, and making thousands of differences, both big and small.
As always, I implore you to remain vigilant and safe throughout this holiday season. Though we are embarking on the process of vaccinations, this is only the beginning. We will need to continue the mandated and essential precautions of masking, frequent hand washing, and social distancing. Let us be role models for our families and community during this holiday season. By doing so, we can improve the health and safety of our loved ones and beyond, protecting the health and wellbeing of our community and world.

I wish everyone a safe, healthy, and peaceful holiday season. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
With respect and admiration,
Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BCChief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services

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