Lottie Schmidt, February 2013
Lottie Schmidt, Registered Nurse, Cardiac & Vascular Intermediate Care Unit (11K)
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Lottie to receive a Golden ROSE Award. I had a quadruple by-pass surgery and was moved to the 11K. Lottie was the nurse assigned to me during that time and she was absolutely wonderful. She was caring, compassionate and saw me as a person, not just a patient. She did her very best to allay my fears and make me more comfortable regarding about was going around me and to me. She seemed to genuinely care about me. She had days off and when she returned she told me she requested a change in assignment so she could take care of me again.
I can’t begin to tell you how good that made me feel and I appreciated her efforts so very much. All my nursing care was wonderful while I was there but Lottie seemed to go the extra mile and her performance was above and beyond-her attitude towards me as a patient could not have been better. I will always remember her and wish the best for her as I am sure she does for me. Lottie may not have saved my life but she certainly helped me retain my sanity.
Submitted by a patient