Nurses: At the Heart of Life-Changing Moments
*This article was featured in the Fiscal Year 2019 Philanthropy Report.
We share these portraits with deep appreciation and admiration for nurses across Doylestown Health and the unparalleled care they provide every day.
Inside Doylestown Hospital on any given day, hundreds of patients, physicians, caregivers, volunteers, and visitors cross paths. Treatments and procedures are performed—some are complex, and some routine. At the exact same moment, a patient arrives with chest pain in the Emergency Department, a healthy baby girl is born, a patient leaves with a knee replacement, a volunteer counsels a heart surgery patient, and a mom rings the bell to signify the end of her chemotherapy regimen. Each day at Doylestown Hospital is different, yet life-changing moments are constant.
At the heart of these life-changing moments are our nurses. They work tirelessly to care for patients in our community every hour of every day and are united in placing the needs of the patients first. With grace, knowledge, and warmth, they guide patients and families through some of the most joyful and painful times in life. No gesture is too small or too great for nurses who, with the same quiet confidence, can offer a patient a hand to hold or a surgeon an instrument.
Because of their dedication to education and training, nurses across Doylestown Health are prepared for anything, from stitches to stents. Hundreds of letters and comments from grateful patients and their families share stories of nurses that go above and beyond to explain a complicated procedure, comfort a family member, and deliver expert care with kindness and the utmost professionalism. The nursing teams have helped Doylestown Hospital achieve national recognition for patient safety and quality, year after year.
We visited just a few of our nurses at Doylestown Hospital on a Thursday afternoon in August, 2019. Our goal: to catch a glimpse of them doing what they do best—caring for patients with expertise and compassion.