AdventHealth nurses across the country are going extra miles to extend our mission and demonstrate our service standards beyond the walls of our hospitals. In a recent LinkedIn post, AdventHealth President/CEO Terry Shaw shared his appreciation for some of our heroic nurses. He said, “I am always inspired by the commitment and passion of our team members who never hesitate to help – even when they’re not on duty.”
Here are examples of how our AdventHealth nurses have showed up for others in exceptional ways:
Casey Shaw, a nurse in the organ procurement unit at AdventHealth Orlando, was in her home when a neighbor came racing at her door, calling for help for a utility worker who had been electrocuted while restoring power after Hurricane Ian.
Seeing that the man was without a pulse, Shaw stepped up to the challenge by starting CPR and using an automatic external defibrillator nearby.
“I just did what I know how to do,” Shaw said.
Jennifer Eddings, a nurse development manager at AdventHealth Tampa, was on a flight when two passengers fell ill and passed out a few minutes after takeoff.
Eddings immediately answered a flight attendant’s call for help and worked alongside another nurse to provide the best care.
“Many other passengers offered their assistance and as a team, we made sure that both men received the best care,” Eddings said.
Jennifer Eddings shares more about her story here.
While on vacation with her family in New York, Nicole Horochowski, an ICU nurse at AdventHealth Orlando, was attending a Broadway show when she noticed a man collapse and experience medical distress.
She quickly took action and helped him get to an ambulance right before the final curtain of the event.
“Whether we are here in the hospital or out and about living our lives off duty, we are always nurses – and we will always be,” Horochowski said.