The following story was submitted by
Pastoral Care Director Keith Kincaid.
Charge Nurse Gabe and other
staff members provided extraordinary care for a family in need of spiritual support.
A deceased patient’s adult children were traveling great distances
to see her after learning of her unexpected passing, but were unable to
reach the hospital before the Coroner’s Office representative arrived
to lay claim.
Sensitive to the children’s needs, Gabe explained to the representative
that family members were in route to say goodbye. As a result, the representative
delayed departure, and the patient’s children were able to have
time to be with their mother and process their grief in ways we may never know.
This speaks volumes to Gabe’s compassion and his commitment to patient
and family care.