Sammie shadowed a nurse in Florida, then returned six months later to the hospital for a follow up. The Chief Nursing Officer highlighted the changes the hospital-team had implemented as a result of the Walk in your world observations.
“Being able to close that loop with the staff and let them know that their voice is being heard — that’s powerful,” she says.
Sammie, who started her healthcare career 26 years ago as a med-surg nurse herself, was reminded of what she loved about the profession. Throughout their busy day, Sammie witnessed her nurse shine, delivering competent and compassionate care to her patients. Sammie was also reminded of the unparalleled importance of teamwork.
“I watched how they flexed and helped each other. Nurses want to be a part of a team and when you have a strong team, you want to come to work every day,” she says. Sammie says.