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Sparrow Nurses: Everyday Super Heroes

Sparrow Nurses are more than our most visible example of our dedication to quality, compassionate care – they are everyday Super Heroes.Our more than 2,000 Nurses deserve to be appreciated every day of the year for their tireless service to the Patients in our community. 

By consistently going above and beyond, our Nurses have helped Sparrow become part of the 6 percent of nationwide hospitals to receive Magnet Recognition for nursing achievement and excellence.

Nurses Week 2014 is celebrated May 6-12 with special events for our Nurses. Please take a few minutes out of your day to personally thank the Nurses that have made a positive impact on you.

During Nurses Week, these messages will appear on this website, on our Facebook page and in various locations throughout the health system. Click here to leave your own message.

2014 Responses: 

Nurse Name Department Why this Nurse is an everday Super Hero Comment from Department
All Nurses on Behavioral Health Unit Behavioral Health Unit These Nurses work daily to create a healing environment for those who are hurting mentally and physically. They work as a team to provide safe and expert care for all the Patients that arrive to the Behavioral Health units. Their compassionate care is displayed daily by the interventions provided to their Patients. It is a pleasure to work with all Nurses, Techs, and HUCs. Thank you for your help and knowledge that has enhanced my abilities to work on Behavioral Health. Lori Certo Behavioral Health
Kristina 7 Foster She is always willing to help out with all Patients.
Leslee Chapman Well Baby She's an AMAZING Nurse that cares about all her Patients! She puts her love of nursing into her job and it shows!!! Lindsay Root
Dawn Schramm Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic She leads by example and is a fabulous mentor and teacher. Rebecca Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic
Angela Vining RN Sparrow Home Care Ionia Angie is very caring and willing to take on extra work when she can. She is greatly appreciated by her co-caregivers Tracy RN Home Care
Amy Brown med/surg director Amy Brown, BSN, RN is always there to lift you up or catch you when you stumble! She is the best! Brandy Hilyard 7 south
7 SOUTH TEAM 7 SOUTH Every day the 7 South team comes to work with a smile and the ambition to get whatever it takes done!! Brandy Hilyard 7 South
Mary Whitelock BSN, RN SIH - MED/SURG Wonderful caring and helpful attitude consistently! Mentor, preceptor, always goes the extra mile. Genuine and able to see the big picture. Great team player :) Sheril Billings BSN, RN SIH Nursing Administration
SSH Nursing Caregivers Sparrow Specialty Hospital The Nurses at SSH are an incredible group of professionals. Their dedication and commitment to the excellence in Patient care is inspiring. They work hard to cover for each other if there is a need, they take on extra assignments whether it's on the floor or a special committee. Their compassionate care shown to this unique Patient population is frequently mentioned by the Patients and their family members when I round. Patients will share they often feel like they are taken care of "like family." They come back to visit the Caregivers long after they are discharged. I am proud to manage this great group of professionals! Marti A. Samsel RN BSN Sparrow Specialty Hospital
Home Care Nurses Sparrow Home Care Sparrow has the best Home Care Nurses in this area! These gals travel many miles to see Patients through the ugliest winter weather and in places they may have never been before! They provide wound care, tracheostomy care, tube feeding care, infusion care, ostomy care, foley care and just plan caring and a listening ear to the families of the Patients they are caring for. I am so proud to work with this great team! Salute to you! Amy Parkinson RN BSN MS Director, Sparrow Home Care
Sparrow Ionia Surgery Nurses Sparrow Ionia Surgery This team of Caregivers are extraordinary in the care they provide for their Patients. From the youngest to the oldest, they treat them like they are the most important person there is. I have had parents, family and friends (and myself) in their care and we all agree - they are all Super Heroes! Laurie Community Relations/Marketing
PHP Nurses PHP In honor of Nurses Week, I would like to acknowledge the caring, professional RNs that work at Physicians Health Plan (PHP). I would like to personally thank you and commend you for providing compassionate care and for choosing to make a difference in the lives of our members and caregivers! You are an inspiration! You are all "Super Stars" at PHP and strive for quality evidence-driven nursing care. Thank You, Thank You for Being Super Stars!!! Gina Cleven PHP - Quality, MRM, Medical Directors
Julie Miller Hospice House She keeps the positive energy flowing, no matter what's going on. She lives her life straight-forward and honestly, and does her job in the same way. She's a great Nurse to work with! Angie Hospice House
Catherine Sandin-Lenneman Sparrow Practice Management-Sparrow Medical Group/Lansing Cathie is a wonderful mentor and friend. She has taught me so much about being a caring and compassionate leader. The last 2 years have been a joy to work with her, I am very fortunate to have her in my life. Thank you Cathie for everything that you do each and every day. You are an inspiration! Erin Plunkett Sparrow Medical Group-Lansing
Naomi Stroke/Stroke Step-down My husband can be a very difficult Patient, as he can be very stubborn and doesn't particularly trust medical personnel. Naomi handled him beautifully. She was very firm with him, but also very compassionate. He felt like she really cared about him and his health care and he trusted her. She went out of her way to explain unfamiliar things to both of us and was truly a delight to work with! She exemplified the ICARE values as if they were second nature to her. Throughout a rather difficult hospitalization, we could both count on Naomi and that was extremely helpful. What a great person and a terrific Nurse! Lois Husby CARES-EAP
Linda Stasiuk Nursing Education Linda is tireless in her work on Policy and Procedures this is a huge job which she does in addition to supporting Nursing Education in Pediatrics. Her program organization and management skills are remarkable. Thanks you Linda for all you do!
Liz Goldberg, RN Senior Health Center Liz Goldberg, RN, goes the "extra mile" for the Patient. She is very thorough and she is extremely kind to Patients. Liz is efficient, works well with our team, and brings a sense of humor to the job that helps all of us get through the day. Kris Gaumer DO Senior Health Center
Deb Miller, RN Senior Health Center Deb is very kind and caring. She makes our Patients feel welcomed and appreciated, she knows the important events in their lives, and is a Patient advocate in healthcare issues. She is dedicated to the care of the elderly, going above and beyond the regular demands of the job. She is a strong example of the phrase "the Patient comes first". Kris Gaumer Do Senior Health Center

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