How to thank a nurse

how to thank a nurseFor many patients and their families, the care they receive from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital nurses is transformative. We hear time and time again how families’ experiences – with the individuals who are on the front lines right there alongside them, advocating for each child’s unique situation – have touched their lives.

What you may not know, however, is that these experiences are often equally as transformative for our nurses. Nurses feel the highs of a patient’s triumph and the devastating lows of hearing news you had hoped you would never hear.

Nursing at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital is an honor and a privilege. It’s also one we don’t take lightly. Our nurses work extremely hard to earn this honor through extensive training.

With both our women’s hospital and our children’s hospital routinely ranked among the nation’s top hospitals, our nurses must acquire a level of expertise that qualifies them to care for children and women with some of the most complex, rare, and challenging medical conditions.

We absorb new things every day we come to work, but sometimes patient care requires us to step back…to retool, retrain, recharge… so that we can keep doing what we are doing, but better, stronger, more sensitively.

mott blog - give now nursingThe Children’s & Women’s Nursing Continuing Education Fund was established to further strengthen one of healthcare’s most valuable assets – our nurses. It enables our nurses to organize team-based workshops designed to advance their skills, to attend professional conferences, to learn and share best practices, and to support quality improvement endeavors that will change the way pediatric care is provided in the future.

When our nurses come to work, they do it for the children and families they care for each day – but on an even greater scale, they do it for all children.

Our nurses are constantly looking for ways to improve patient care.

In their work with student nurses, they educate the next generation of nurses.

They advocate for progressive child- and family-focused policy at the institutional, state and national level.

And the list goes on.

When you support our Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital nurses, your generosity has a multiplied effect that few other investments can have. Not only does it directly impact the caregivers who wish to continue the legacy of extraordinary medicine for which C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital have become known, but your gift also impacts every patient and family who is cared for by our nurses.

We are proud to introduce the Children’s & Women’s Nursing Continuing Education Fund, and we hope you will join us in supporting leadership training and continuing education opportunities for our remarkable nursing staff.

They are truly the leaders and best.

Take the next step:

margay britton, MSN, RN, NEA-BCMargay Britton, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the Director of Nursing Services for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.




mott blog - logo thumbUniversity of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked one of the best hospitals in the country. It was nationally ranked in all ten pediatric specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and among the 10 best children’s hospitals in the nation by Parents Magazine. In December 2011, the hospital opened our new 12-story, state-of-the-art facility offering cutting-edge specialty services for newborns, children and women.