Joe exemplifies what it means to be a nurse, a caregiver, and a teacher. He shows compassion in all that he does. His co-workers speak highly of him. I have been in the hospital for quite a while and I have received the best care here in Surgical East. My story starts when the doctors decided that I needed an amputation of my right foot. I had a lot of family and friends for support, love, and prayers. But it meant so much to me when Joe walked into my room, never said a word, took my hand, looked me in the eyes, and told me how sorry he was. I was so touched by his compassion for me.
Through this whole time, any questions I had, he took the time to answer and teach. He treats me and my family like we are his family, easing my pain when changing my dressings by asking about my family, and telling me antidotes about his, which has taken my mind off what was going on. He has helped me on and off the bedpan when help was short or the tech that was assigned to me was too busy and in such a professional way that I was never uncomfortable at all. I am a nurse and when something was done wrong by another staff member, he would just fix it, say he was sorry, but never blame anyone else. It always cheers me when he’s on and is going to care for me. I know that regardless of how bad my day was, I will get the best care he has to offer. I feel that for whatever reason God placed me here. I have been blessed to know all my caregivers especially Joe.