How long have you worked at CAMC?
I have been with CAMC since May 2009, so 11 years
What made you want to be a nurse?
Growing up, I was constantly in extracurricular activities and obtained various injuries that required the usual urgent care or emergency room visits. With that experience, I knew then I wanted to be one of those people who were able to care for and comfort those who needed medical attention. What can be a normal day for a nurse, could be the worst day in the life of a patient or loved one and I wanted to be the person they could rely on to deliver the best care possible.
What’s your favorite part of being a nurse?
My favorite part of being a nurse is when you see patients, or family members, and they simply say “thank you.” With everything the country and state have been dealing with in 2020, it is now more important than ever to recognize our nurses and hospital staff for the outstanding work that has been displayed during the Year of the Nurse.
What would you say to someone who’s considering coming to CAMC to be a nurse?
For anyone wanting to come to CAMC to be a nurse, my recommendation would be simple. If you have read the above information you know that I am someone who strives to lead by example. I feel that CAMC’s mission statement, “striving to provide the best health care to every patient, every day,” is exactly why nurses should want to be part of the CAMC Health Care team. CAMC is a large organization that is incorporating nurses into the administrative decision-making process by utilizing the shared governance structure. Also, nurses take pride in working with their colleagues and caring for the patients in the communities we serve.
Anything to add?
“Nursing is not just an ART. It has a heART. Nursing is not just a SCIENCE, but it has a conSCIENCE” – Anonymous
Josh Thumm CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, Emergency Room