FlexCare Recruiter Thanks PICU Nurses for Daughter's Care
In honor of National Pediatric Nurses Week, we asked Harrison Montague, Executive Recruiter, to share his recent experience with the nurses who cared for his infant daughter. It’s an example of how life has a way of serving up reminders of what is important.
My six-month-old daughter Harper underwent open-heart surgery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at the end of August. It was a very stressful time, but I'm happy to report that the procedure went perfectly.
Harper spent several days in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU at UCSF (one of my nurses worked for us in this unit until the beginning of August!). My wife and I spent about ten days at the hospital but Harper is now in week six of her outpatient recovery.
The team of Cardiac PICU nurses were especially helpful with Harper during that stressful time. At one point, when we first saw our daughter come out of the operating room, she had all sorts of tubes, lines, and monitors – probably15 different things – hooked up to her. It was an overwhelming sight for us.
The first two PICU nurses took the time to explain every last one of the machines our daughter was hooked up to and gave us a sense of calm that helped us adjust to Harper’s new surroundings.
Having my daughter receive such great care from so many capable professionals reminds me of the impact that FlexCare’s nurses have on people’s lives – it is real and important.
Every PICU nurse at UCSF did such a great job of helping Harper, my wife, and me feel as comfortable as possible. Harper's room in the PCICU had a great view of downtown San Francisco and was very clean and modern. Overall, I cannot overstate how excellent the PICU staff was at UCSF Children’s Hospital.
Throughout the whole process, my wife Christina and I felt so grateful for the support and concern shown by my FlexCare teammates, as well as the medical team at UCSF, and we wish the special PICU nurses and all Peds nurses a very happy National Pediatric Nurses Week!