The care and work done at a hospital is provided by a team of individuals, all of whom have an important, be it critical, role in our resultant services and outcomes.
But at the crossroads of all that is done in the hospital is a nurse. Usually at the bedside, OR table, gurney, or examination table; the nurse is the linchpin of all that we do.
All of the great work that I provided clinically and administratively could not have been done without the teamwork and collaboration of nursing.
They’re a critical part of our health care team at Henry Ford, working long hours and providing expert care to our patients.
My partner in running this hospital, Ronnie Hall, is the same partner that I worked with to create one of the great intensive care units in our region; the Henry Ford Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit. Ronnie’s clinical instincts and organization skills that she honed at the bedside are the same talents that have made her a great hospital operational leader.
“Thank you” never seems enough when it comes to showing our appreciation for our nurses. Continue reading