Caregiver of the Quarter
Natalie was infected with SARS-CoV2 in late February 2020 while on her wedding trip. She was quite sick and out of work for 3 weeks. Natalie is such a positive employee that staff donated PTO days to her so that she was covered the entire time she was off. While she was sick, she kept begging to come back to work because her patients needed her. Once back on the job, Natalie has taken on the nursing assistant duties for all of our COVID-positive patients and has been an outstanding spokesperson for proper PPE use. She takes extra time with each of her patients since so many of them live in places that will not accept family visitors. In this time of lockdown, Natalie has become their family so that our patients are not alone at the end of their life.