Medicine Unit Staff RN Kaitlin has received the North Oaks Health System
Nurse Excellence Award for July 2018.
"Even the smallest of gestures can make a difference," shares Kaitlin.
Kaitlin joined the North Oaks team in 2009 as a Medicine Unit Secretary.
In 2015, she took on a second position as a Nurse Tech while completing
nursing school. In 2016, she became a Staff Registered Nurse on the unit.
She also serves on the Professional Development Committee of the hospital’s
Nursing Shared Governance Council.
Kaitlin earned an associate degree in Nursing through Southwest Mississippi
Community College in Summit.
Born in Metairie, Kaitlin grew up in St. Bernard parish. After Hurricane
Katrina’s devastation, she moved to Mississippi with her family.
Upon earning her nursing degree, Kaitlin purchased a home in Hammond and
joined the North Oaks team.
Kaitlin likes to spend her time outside of work with her family, boyfriend
and two dogs. She also enjoys gardening and crafting.
“Kaitlin works tirelessly to bring comfort and healing to her patients,
who often refer to her care as ‘top-notch’ and ‘above
and beyond the call of duty,” affirms Medicine Unit Clinical Nurse
Manager Shana Hernandez.