Angie Hotchkiss, 11K, Cardiac and Vascular Intermediate Care Unit
June 2013 Golden Rose Recipient
We had an elderly patient post heart valve replacement that had flown in from out-of-state for care. The patient's spouse was staying in town at a hotel during their stay and had a pre-syncopal event requiring hospital admission through the Emergency Department. In the end, they both ended up in the hospital and found themselves celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary in OHSU but on different patient units.
Angie was instrumental in working with the provider team and nurses to coordinate a meeting of the two lovebirds. She ordered a cake and gave them time to celebrate in the patient's room. The patients were impressed by the cake. The husband recited a poem he had written for his wife years earlier. I was the provider for the patient and was impressed by Angie's enthusiasm, compassion and support of this lovely couple on such a huge milestone for them.