When an Employee Becomes a Patient
BWHers Share Their One Shining Moments
BWH Bulletin’s year-end issue is a time to highlight BWHers’ proudest moments from the past year. We asked you to share one BWH-related memory from 2015 that was meaningful to you, and you offered touching stories about colleagues, patients, families, events and milestones that inspired you. We hope you enjoy these remarkable moments.
On July 7, 2015, while exiting the church stairs at my dad’s funeral, I fell and badly injured my left ankle. I was transported to BWH’s main campus, as paramedics determined it was a trauma case because it was a compound open fracture. From the moment I was wheeled into the Emergency Department, the nurses, technicians and doctors, especially Michael Weaver, MD, my trauma surgeon, could not have been more professional, sympathetic and helpful to my family and me. After surgery, I was transferred to the orthopedic floor, where I had the best nurses and patient care assistants I could have ever needed. My mental healing was just as important to them as my physical healing. My BWFH colleagues later visited me at Spaulding and sent well wishes and cards, which got me through. As an employee of BWFH for 22 years, I have to bring attention to these wonderful people who helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life.
Practice Assistant, BWPO/BWFH
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