Jessica Maritto

Jessica Maritto

Jessica Maritto, MSN, RN, CRNA

Anesthesia
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
United States
My son trusts her wholeheartedly which is a priceless gift.

Our son is profoundly deaf and has been losing his vision. He is no stranger to being a patient. Today we were back for another anesthesia and we weren’t in the Children’s Hospital because of the equipment needed to look at his eyes. But because of one special nurse anesthetist who has followed my son through all of his procedures, we had an incredible day. My son trusts her whole heartedly which is a priceless gift. She did all of his pre-op eye drops. When she asked him “can I listen to your heart?” I signed it to him and he pointed at my bag. I was confused and he pulled out Superman stickers she had given him and one was a pink heart. He took it and put it on his heart and they signed heart together. He went off to sleep with me at his side, completely trusting Jess and all her friends in the OR and the PACU. For the parent of a child with special needs – especially one who can’t hear or speak – Jess is clearly one of his angels and we adore her. Thank you to her and all of the staff that took care of our special little gift today.