HCA Healthcare nurses are truly the difference makers when it comes to providing patient-centered care to those needing it most. Several of our nurses sat down to reflect on what nursing has meant to them, how the year 2020 has shaped them and why they are dedicated to nursing for the long haul.
It was a year when the whole entire world got the opportunity to see what nurses do and how important nurses are.
— Ernesto Carnota, associate critical care director at JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Our company has worked really hard to allow us to have the resources that we need to help with mental health or to help us stay intact.
— Donna Villavasso, labor and delivery nurse leader at HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest in Houston, Texas
Our doctors and nurses are what helped me cope with this time. We were a good team before COVID-19, but during COVID-19 we really leaned on each other physically and emotionally to get through our days.
— Jordan Grohskopf, RN, BSN, CCRN, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo.
Nobody was taught how to be a nurse during a pandemic, but we are doing it. We have the ability to make a difference in someone’s life; with any luck, they will make a difference in ours, too.
— Kathy Gallegos, ICU RN at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, Colo.