The Boston Globe "Salute to Nurses" Highlights BID–Needham Nurse
Kerri Dawidczyk is ICU Nurse at Hospital
This week, The Boston Globe released its annual "Salute to Nurses," which highlights some of the area's top nurses, including Kerri Dawidczyk, an ICU Nurse at BID–Needham. The Globe requires that nurses nominated for the recognition demonstrate "compassion, strong clinical skills, excellent communication, trust worthiness and patient advocacy." Nominations are submitted by someone who has been taken care of by the nurse, by a relative or close friend of a patient the nurse took care of, or by the nurse's colleagues.
Read the nominations below:
Kerri Dawidczyk, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham
"The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham is the epitome of community health care and the nurses are hard working and responsive to patients’ needs. Kerri Dawdiczyk has such a love of patient care that I have been hard-pressed to see her outside of her patients’ rooms. She develops a rapport that makes the most vulnerable feel safe and secure. She has worked tirelessly with every type of patient and has the same respect and rapport with all of them. I am delighted to work with her in the ICU."
–Nominated by Christine Grady McKee
"Kerri Dawidczyk was my nurse. I have no family or friends, and she came to visit me when I was in the nursing home several times after I was discharged. She is the most generous and compassionate nurse I know. She connects with her patients and gives all of herself. I have stopped going into Boston because of her and the care she gave me in Needham. She has recently adopted her cousin’s child. She has a strong family to support her and relates to her patients, treating them like family."
–Nominated by Anne DiNatale