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Norma Wethington, LPN, leads with compassion toward team members and patients alike. A Home Health team meeting in Bloomington turned into a surprise celebration for Norma.
Norma understands the importance of team and it shows in her everyday actions. When she sees a less experienced nurse struggling, Norma is the first one to help them out. When the Hospice House needs someone to answer phones, she’s there. And when she sees a need in her community, she brings her team together to fill that need and better her community.
Here’s her nomination from fellow nurse and supervisor Micky Day, RN:
“Norma exhibits the kind of caring compassion to all of her patients that one would want for their own family member, or loved one. She is a “nurses’ nurse,” who always puts the patients' needs first and is always willing to give a little more to ensure that the patient gets the care that they deserve. She delivers high quality care with a smile and laughter, but takes her responsibilities to her patients seriously. She is engaged in the community and has taken the initiative for the last few years to establish a gift registry program during the holidays for residents in a local ECF. This program has been a success and brings joy to the residents that it serves by matching their needs, or wants, to a nurse that can provide a small gift. That can really make an impact on someone's holiday. Norma is also someone who is selfless with her time, as she often will volunteer to help a less experienced nurse with difficult patient care in order to provide that patient the best possible care. She has been willing to pick up extra shifts when asked and even is willing to assist Hospice House by answering the phones when they were shorthanded. Norma is very dedicated to her patients and takes the time to assure that they understand that someone is advocating for them. Patients trust, respect, and love her as their nurse, and she is loved by all the work with her.”
Congratulations Norma and thank you for the compassionate care you provide our patients and the support you show to your team!
*Photo taken before COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.