Kelly Doak

Kelly Doak

Kelly L. Doak, BSN, RN

Critical Care
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, Pennsylvania
United States
Kelly put my husband's nerves at ease, reassuring him of my care. She also took the time to braid my hair and make me look like a human being.

I was a patient on 2KS with Legionnaire’s pneumonia and respiratory failure. I was sedated and intubated while Kelly was my nurse during the weekend. The entire unit of 2KS was wonderful in caring for me-- from technical partners to the nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, and director-- but my husband especially could not stop talking about how wonderful of a nurse Kelly was. She went out of her way explaining my illness to my husband and my family. She reviewed my plan of care, my medications, x-rays, labs, and even ventilator settings. She put my husband's nerves at ease, reassuring him of my care. She also took the time to braid my hair and make me look like a human being. Even when she was not my nurse, she was calling to see how I was doing; even on her days off! When I was awake and extubated, she came in to introduce herself and check my status. I really appreciate all the care she provided to me and to my family during this difficult time.