OHSU

Meredith von Werssowetz, Wound and Ostomy

July 2013 Golden Rose Recipient

Meredith Werssowetz

Submitted by patient's wife

My husband was on 13K off and on for six months; we met Meredith early in the year when she helped with his ostomy pouch. Meredith and my husband just seemed to click. Not only was she an excellent nurse for him but she became an excellent friend. The event that I am most touched by is at the end his life. Meredith left 13K to take a job with the Wound and Ostomy department right after my husband came back for the last time.

Even though Meredith was on a different department she came by to visit with my husband 2-3 times a day. On the day he passed Meredith was with us on her own time and was by our sides when he took his final breath. She has grace, pose, dignity and a wonderful sense of help and smile! I will miss her.