It's National Nurses Day
Thinking of my mom Nina Swanson and all her co-workers all across the country today who still don’t have adequate PPE for patient care, and whose facilities are changing infection control standards based on what PPE they have available rather than best practices.
I’m also remembering all hours I spent as a Chaplain with the nurses at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago back when it was just known as “Children’s.” Most of their patients spent so much time in the hospital for acute and chronic conditions that they became like family.
Thank you is not enough. We can do so much better for our healthcare providers.