Elizabeth Zike

Elizabeth Zike

Elizabeth Zike, RN, BSN

Flexible Nurse Staffing Team
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida
United States

“Little did Elizabeth Zike, RN Flex Staff nurse know that as she approached NW 57th Ave on the 836 on April 26, 2011, still a few miles from Baptist Hospital, her nursing shift was about to begin. Elizabeth was the first responder to a 5 car accident on the busy highway. Her commitment to the nursing profession and her compassion were the forces driving Elizabeth to stop at a moments notice not thinking about her own safety. It was evident by the nature of the accident more than one fire rescue team would be needed, because of the multiple injuries to several people. Elizabeth used her clinical thinking skills and her professional knowledge to quickly assess the scene. She immediately identified a critically injured victim and initiated CPR….Because of Elizabeth’s commitment and dedication to her profession she continued on to work and completed her 12 hour shift. The community saw her as a hero that day on the news; however, we see her as a hero every day.”