Tatiana Altamar

Tatiana Altamar

Tatiana Anaya Altamar, RN

Medical/Surgical
Baylor Scott & White - Centennial
Frisco, Texas
United States
Tatiana came running, held my hand really tightly and said "it's going to be okay" and I will come by and visit you in ICU.

I was a patient at Centennial Hospital for almost one month. Tatiana Anaya was one of the most genuinely caring people I came across at Centennial Hospital and I am a very high strung person with very high standards.  Tatiana was there when I was at my lowest.  One morning right before one of my surgeries I had to shower prior to the procedure. Luckily, Tatiana was my nurse that morning and my husband and daughter were not there yet.  Needless to say I was crying like a big baby having a melt down from still being in pain from my first surgery and having to take a shower by myself.  Tatiana looked at me and said "Can I hug you?"  with the most wonderful sincere look on her face, I said yes and we hugged and cried together.  It was such a wonderful feeling to have a nurse that so deeply cared for her patients and for that I sincerely thank her.  Great things happen to great people and I truly wish that for her. 

On my way to surgery while I was being wheeled away, Tatiana came running, held my hand really tightly and said "it's going to be okay" and I will come by and visit you in ICU.  After my surgery I was placed in ICU and as I woke up Tatiana visited me as promised.  She was so happy that the surgery went well.  At that point I knew she was the most deserving individual for the DAISY Award. My husband walked out into the corridor and said that she had tear-filled eyes and that I made her cry again. 

Thanks again. You are truly doing God's work.