Vanessa Bessa

Vanessa Bessa

Vanessa Bessa, RN

4C Cardio Thoracic Unit
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
United States
A favorite part of my stay on 4C was when Vanessa would walk me to the bridge and together we enjoyed the sun.

First, I’d just like to say you have some of the most respectful, compassionate, well-trained, and fun nurses and techs. I have had a 20-year relationship with U of M and have always felt safe and in the best of hands for my medical care. Over the years I have met many great nurses at U of M and wish I had recognized each and every one of them.

During my last stay on 4C, Vanessa stood out. She is a dear woman and really impressed me during my hospitalization. Even though she is a professional, I considered her a friend and advocate. During our conversations, she shared a part of herself with me, and that was a comfort.  A favorite part of my stay on 4C was when she would walk me to the bridge and together we enjoyed the sun. Somehow, she knew that I needed this little adventure without me even having to ask. She really understood me, and that helped me get through this difficult time. She is certainly a jewel in the U of M crown!