Men in Nursing
Working Nurse 2020 – Senior Manager of Acute Care Services, Grady Williams, Providence Saint Joseph, Burbank
Looking back on this year, what have been the biggest changes in your practice?
Virtual meetings have contributed to productivity, but something is lost in interpersonal interactions. I do miss those interactions, but I feel fortunate that I am able to continue to round on patients.
Tell us about the most inspirational thing you’ve experienced as a nurse during this pandemic.
During the early days, there were many times that nurses, nursing assistants and monitor technicians came into my office, scared and unsure how they could continue working. I was truly inspired when a group of nurses and charge nurses volunteered to regularly float to the COVID-19 unit. They took ownership of the unit, working through their fears and inspiring courage in their peers. Those nurses are true heroes, and I often think about them when I need a reminder of strength and hope.