CNO Roundtable 2021
The Post-Pandemic World
Q: What are you most excited about doing again, both personally and professionally, when this is all over?
Karen A. Grimley
UCLA Health & UCLA School of Nursing
I hope we continue to push for change. Trying to maintain the status quo is crippling — let’s challenge ourselves to make the changes we’ve always dreamed about, not only for healthcare, but also for our communities at large.
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
I most look forward to reopening our doors to visitors, bringing guest lecturers back to campus, having students and volunteers back in clinical areas, resuming our usual holiday party and spending time with my family and friends. Thankfully, as the vaccines become available to more people, a post-pandemic world doesn’t seem as far off as it did a couple of months ago.
Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center
Having a little less chaos for our staff! I also can’t wait to have visitors back in the facility, and I’m looking forward to visiting my family in the Northeast, as I have not seen them in over a year. I also look forward to being able to travel again for leisure. Exploring our world is my favorite way to recharge.
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center
I would love to travel again, or even take a relaxing cruise to somewhere beautiful. I will also get certified as a yoga instructor. When stressful times come around for others, I will offer complimentary yoga sessions for my nursing staff.
The thought of seeing family, friends and colleagues that I have not been able to see for the past year excites me the most. There are also little things I long for, like seeing a movie in a theater or sitting down inside at a restaurant with friends.