As the 10th anniversary of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley approaches, I was asked to share my favorite memory of working here. I am fortunate enough to have seven great years of memories with Children’s Hospital. When I try to think of a single, favorite memory I am flooded with thoughts and stories of patients and co-workers.
Each day I see patients who hold a special place in my heart. Each day, I work with people to whom I would trust the lives of my own children. Each day, I work with leaders who are both motivating and empowering. All of these things are the “everyday” part of my job. This makes it almost impossible to choose one memory to share.
In 2003, I started working in the pediatric inpatient unit. It’s a beautiful unit, both kid friendly and comfortable for families. The nurses and doctors are a great team to work with. In the past 10 years, we’ve grown to be able to care for many kids who previously would have to be cared for at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
A few years later, I took a position in our specialty clinics. There were about four specialties at the time. We added specialties faster than you could imagine. People ask if I get bored in a clinic. I laugh each time I’m asked that question! It’s impossible to get bored when you’re presented with a new challenge every time you walk into work.
Not only are the leaders of Children’s Hospital dedicated to bringing more options to the kids in Northeast Wisconsin, but the entire staff is dedicated to making each experience with our hospital and clinics a positive one. Never before have I seen such a caring group of individuals working toward one common goal. That goal is what sets us apart from other hospitals in the area – not just caring for kids but caring for their families and their extended families. That is what makes our hospital amazing.
Many things will change in the next 10 years, but one thing won’t: our dedication to kids and the community will remain strong. I think the future will be exciting at Children’s Hospital-Fox Valley. Where we’ve come in the past 10 years speaks volumes for where we will be in 2021. Personally, I can’t wait.
~ Amy Evers, BSN, CPN, RN