Iowa hospitals are always working to expand and extend the use of technology. At UnityPoint Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, nurses Abbi Egli and Kim Pearson used their technical skills to make sure an injured patient could be part of a very special day.
Abbi and Kim were recognized by Anne Magruder, who shares: “My husband’s grandfather, who has raised him since birth, was hospitalized on July 6 with a fractured hip. We were to get married on July 8, meaning he would be unable to attend the wedding. Abbi and Kim went way above and brought in equipment, computers, etc., so that the wedding could be live streamed for him to see, which made his day. Having worked with both of these nurses, I already knew what kind of great care he would receive, but knowing that they went out of their way to set this up shows the passion they have for the patients they care for. Especially when they didn’t even realize at the time it was for a fellow co-worker.”
For their extra effort, Abbi and Kim received the hospital’s ACE (Always Committed to Excellence) Award, which is only given to individuals who have gone above and beyond their normal duties to care for patients and their families.Share this story.