While every hospital celebrates Nurses Week, staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital go the extra mile for their nurses. Different units of the hospital plan their own Medical Unit Weeks, where the whole floor gets involved in activities like dressing in a theme each day of the week—something the kids enjoy as well.
From potlucks to chili contests, nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital love bringing in food to share with one another. Being a pediatric nurse can be a trying job, so it’s moments like these—when staff can relax and share some food—that make the hospital such a special place to work.
“If I had a child and I wanted them to get the best care, I would definitely depend on the people here who I have worked around for all of these years, because the education, expertise, and compassion is all there.”
Pediatric ICU Nurse
“What I’m most excited about for the future is growth. Over the past few years, we’ve doubled the hospital in size, and we have significant investments on the research side. I’m really looking forward to seeing the organization grow over the coming years.”