Granby Medical Center’s Lori Underhill nominated for nurse of the year
The many professional traits that characterize this year’s nurse of the year and excellence in caring award from Granby Medical Center are exemplified by Lori Underhill.
She just has a way of lighting up the room with her presence. She is very cheerful and a quick smile or animated expression is readily available for whoever is near. She is kind, sunny and pleasant. Never has an unkind or harsh word been uttered by her in the presence of a patient or staff person.
The resounding comment is how her gentle and calming spirit is expressed toward the patient in such a consistent manner. She doesn’t hurry the patient she is caring for and when you are in pain, that means a lot. That gentleness is expressed as easily to a frightened 2-year-old as the elderly who are in need of tender loving care.
The business office staff appreciates how controlled she is when they call, “ER nurse to the front for triage, please.” Those can be some of the most stressful moments when you are on the other side of the desk, waiting for the nurse to come. As a nurse, she wants to do the best job possible.
When approached with an issue, she wants to know how to do it better and doesn’t give up until she accomplishes her goal.
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