Whenever Tyler Compton is called upon to fix a computer, one concern is first and foremost in his mind.
“Our first question is ‘Is the patient being taken care of?’” he says.
As a nurse with 16 years of experience helping deliver babies, Marla Owen has witnessed the miracle of birth hundreds of times. Yet, there are three deliveries in particular that inspire her on a daily basis: the births of her three sons.
When Tori Martin returned from a weeklong vacation in Jamaica, her co-workers on the Surgical Specialties unit congratulated her on the exciting news – she had gotten engaged a few days ago.
When Rubin Byishimo learned that he was Boone Hospital Center’s April Employee of the Month, he admits he was surprised.
When Shari Bullard first came to Boone Hospital in 1981, she was still deciding if she wanted to be a nurse or a teacher. At the time, Shari was a nurse’s aide on what was then called the Cardiac Unit, working on weekends while attending at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She had received her nurse’s aide training from a Boone Hospital class taught over the summer.
“I think nursing was my calling,” says Kelli Herbold, a Registered Nurse on Boone Hospital Center’s Medical Specialties unit. “I wouldn’t change it for the world. I love being a nurse.”
Serving intensive care patients is a challenging job involving close collaboration with physicians and careful attention to the patients’ needs. But that very challenge is exactly what Registered Nurse Lindsey Rock finds appealing.
Education is a big part of health care.
We work each day to help our community members understand how to make healthy choices. When people come to the hospital, we educate them about their ailments, describe our treatment plans and inform patients about what it will take to get better.
In the rush of everyday life, it’s easy to push the biggest questions aside.
Why are we here? Am I living my life the right way? What comes after death?
But when a patient arrives at the hospital, these questions rush to the forefront.
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