08 February 2009

Nurses to Nurses

All smiles: Nurses on one of the medical-surgical wards at Landstuhl hospital pose with their goodie basket. Soldiers' Angel and nurse Karen Wetther launched a "goodies for nurses" project with colleagues and friends in San Diego to let our nurses know how much their work is appreciated.

Ok, now they're just being silly :-)

A few months ago I was contacted by a San Diego Soldiers' Angel named Karen Wetther who wanted to do something for the nursing staff here at Landstuhl.

Karen is an R.N. as well as Chairperson of the Philanthropy Committee for the San Diego Chapter of the American Assn. of Legal Nurse Consultants. She and her Chapter joined forces with other nursing friends at Camp Pendleton and the Vietnam Veterans of the San Diego Veterans Museum and Memorial Center.

Because they understand the long and busy hours worked by nurses, they decided on a variety of food items, including healthy and not-so-healthy :-) snacks. They also included some DVDs to help the nursing staff relax and unwind during off hours.

Well... their shipment amounted to 20 large flat-rate boxes! We've purchased a basket or bowl for each medical-surgical ward which we refill with goodies on a weekly basis.

After the boxes were packed up and shipped Karen emailed:

Thank you for allowing us to do this! We really enjoyed it and I can't tell you the number of people who thanked me personally or by e-mail for launching this project so they could do something to support the war effort. People really do care and want to do something. They often just don't know how.

What a great idea! Thank you Karen & Co! Your thoughtfulness and support is very much appreciated by our nurses.

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