UConn Well being Labor and Supply Nurse Lauren Piro, 35, of West Hartford is the epitome of gratitude.
It’s been 9 years and she or he nonetheless loves her job at UConn Well being and the folks she works with, even whereas engaged on weekends, as a Labor and Supply workers nurse at UConn John Dempsey Hospital.
“It’s actually particular at UConn Well being,” Piro says. “I like coming to work. I work with the perfect group of nurses. We’re like a household right here at UConn Well being.”
She says regardless of when she walks into work and will get to see who she will get to work with on any given day she at all times will get excited.
“I do know we’re going to work collectively, work exhausting, get by way of the workday and now have enjoyable!”
She provides: “I wouldn’t be the place I’m as a nurse immediately if it wasn’t for everybody right here in my unit.”
Piro can be the proud mother to four-year-old twins who had been born proper at her particular office, UConn John Dempsey Hospital.
“Each day at UConn Well being is rarely the identical!” she exclaims. In her L & D workers nurse function she cares for maternity sufferers and likewise their newborns too.
“As an L & D nurse we take care of laboring moms, we do OR care, the nursery to take care of infants, or triage take care of anybody who’s pregnant with a problem needing administration,” she shares.
“And typically I get to be the cost nurse of the unit. It’s a whole lot of drawback fixing, and placing out fires, however I get pleasure from it.”
However what she’s most grateful for at UConn Well being is that you may at all times be your real self at work.
“I like that all of us can simply be ourselves right here. Additionally, because of this everybody has humorousness.”
Additionally, Piro appreciates that everybody she works with goes out of their manner to assist each other which is at all times important in a affected person care emergency state of affairs.
“If there may be ever an emergency, everybody seamlessly comes collectively to assist. We’re a real group”
Piro additionally believes sufferers can really feel the UConn Well being distinction too.
“The affected person expertise right here for Mothers-to-be is wonderful! There is no such thing as a different phrase to explain it. I’m so grateful we can provide them an incredible expertise.”
“The sufferers really feel like they’re household too!” she says warmly. “We deal with sufferers like they’re members of our family. It’s completely different right here at UConn Well being than different hospitals.”
Additionally, Piro likes instructing different nurses.
“We have now a whole lot of new nurses becoming a member of us, so I additionally am a preceptor to assist prepare them about their new function and our unit,” she says.
Piro is aware of the brand new nurses will all like it at UConn Well being too.
“UConn has a really particular sense of neighborhood that different establishments simply don’t have.”
When Piro ponders her personal sense of gratitude, she’s reminded to at all times be grateful for who and what you’ve in your life.
“In Labor and Supply, we see folks from all walks of life. We’re reminded at instances that life just isn’t at all times butterflies and rainbows for everybody or on a regular basis. Our job permits us to stroll in different folks’s footwear, have a window into their private lives, and assist them. It retains you grateful to your well being, household, and youngsters too.”
Piro says the perfect a part of her job is at all times seeing the gratitude expressed by her sufferers experiencing the delivery of their little one. And she or he feels so blessed to be part of their journey.
“Labor is admittedly cool and such an unbelievable course of,” she says. “It’s such an honor to be part of a delivery of a kid. When a child is born, I like seeing how grateful and grateful new and even repeat dad and mom are. We’re so pleased with the dad and mom. We see them at their most susceptible and most triumphant moments. Regardless of your labor expertise, it sticks with you ceaselessly. It’s at all times actually thrilling.”
Plus, there may be at all times a whole lot of emotion and pleasure within the delivery room in response to Piro.
“I like watching the associate because the child comes out. I at all times know if they begin crying, I’ll begin crying tears of pleasure too!”
Additionally, the nice assist of her supervisor Lina Godfrey, RN is admittedly necessary to Piro and her unit co-workers.
“Our supervisor is really wonderful! She is tremendous supportive,” says Piro. “She is at all times working side-by-side with us and within the trenches. That type of supervisor is difficult to seek out.”
When winter climate is much from sight, and when Piro just isn’t at work fortunately caring for her sufferers with colleagues, or at dwelling caring for her twin son and daughter, yow will discover her outdoors.
“I like to see sunshine,” she exclaims. “And I like to backyard.”
UConn Well being has gratitude for the devoted service of this workers nurse to our establishment and for bringing her very personal sunshine to work every day to brighten the lives of her sufferers and fellow staff.
“Lauren is a nurse on our unit who really embodies gratitude,” says her L & D unit supervisor Godfrey. “We’re so grateful to have her.”