Staff Testimonials

Administration
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Respiratory Therapy
Social Work
Other Staff

Administration

"Although I am new to BJC, I can say that I am proud to be a part of this team. While learning the ropes in my new position with Home Care, I am amazed at the length of time most employees have been working for the organization. I think that speaks volumes about how BJC treats their employees. The nurses I work with take that caring attitude to their patients - always going above and beyond to meet their needs."
 
-- Shannon, administrative assistant 

Nursing

"I had a patient whose wife had to do a nursing procedure at home. I trained her and made sure she was doing it correctly. She went from being scared to confident and that made me feel proud. Our goal was to have her do this procedure without having us there and she did it with flying colors."
 
-- Michelle, RN

 

"I am always proud when we discharge a patient, knowing they are feeling better."

-- Catherine, RN 

 

"I feel proud when I am able to intervene in time, get hold of the physician, and prevent rehospitalizations. The HomMed Telemonitoring System is great for our patients. They know that if their readings are not right someone is going to call them. When you call them, you can tell they feel very secure in our care."

-- Charlene, RN 

 

"I enjoy making a difference in difficult to manage wounds. I feel like that really improves their lives. I’m a consultant. With wounds, I may suggest a different kind of bandaging or I may discover improvements to make after looking at their nutrition, medications and lifestyle. Or it may be infection that is causing the wound not to heal. With ostomy patients, it maybe equipment. Finding equipment that seals properly may mean the difference in this patient being homebound or being able to leave the home comfortably."

-- John, wound and ostomy nurse 

 

"Today I made a difference in a patient’s life. I was able to get a replacement trach tube for a patient that was having multiple problems getting one."

-- Kara, RN 

 

"Today I coordinated care to a young paraplegic patient to receive the care and equipment he needed to allow him to live independently."

-- Leah, RN 

 

"Even though I was having a busy day, I made the time to listen to one of my patients talk about how much he missed his deceased wife and how much she meant to him. He showed me photo albums and an award she had given him for being the best husband. I was glad I took the time to be there for my patient."

-- Mary, hospice RN 

"One of the families I was working with understood that their loved one's death was imminent and I explained to them what would happen and that their loved one was comfortable. I felt proud that I was there at that time to make the family feel better."
 
-- Lawana, hospice RN

 

 

"I feel proud every time a patient tells me that my visit made a difference in their day and how much I have done to make them feel better."
 
-- Melissa, managed care RN

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Occupational Therapy

"One of my proudest moments working in home care was when I was helping a wonderful and courageous lady regain her strength as she battled cancer. She missed working in the kitchen and I happened to see her for a visit on her husband's birthday. Together we baked a cake for him and surprised him with candles lit on top when he came home. There were happy tears all around and I will never forget that moment."

-- Angela, occupational therapist 

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Physical Therapy

"I had a pediatric patient with spina bifida and I helped get the equipment that was needed to transport him. The patient couldn't feel his legs. With the help of leg braces, he is now able to stand and walk with his parents’ assistance. His parents thought that would never happen. He plays and interacts with his siblings. It is an amazing feeling that with my help I was able to give his parents a new comfort level."

-- Miranda, physical therapist

 

 

 

"I had a patient who had given up. She couldn't walk and couldn't transfer herself in or out of bed or chair. She required 24-hour care. She was a teacher and with my help as a physical therapist, she got back into teaching. She now teaches elementary students full time. It made me feel real good knowing I helped her. Living in Farmington, almost on a daily basis I see former patients that thank me for everything I did to help them recover and that puts a smile on my face."

-- Nicole, physical therapist

 

"I enjoy helping orthopedic patients return to daily home and community activities after joint surgery."

-- Kim, physical therapist

 

"I love working for a company that provides everything I need to do my job. Representing them is easy because with just one phone call I can bring in a whole team of people to help the patient. It’s that networking that makes everything happen."

-- Maria, physical therapist 

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Respiratory Therapy

 

"I had a patient who was very anxious. She would fall asleep at work, at stop signs and just wanted to get a good night's sleep. When I arrived to deliver the CPAP and BPAP machines to her, she was so happy. I showed her how to work the machines and followed up with her a week later. She was more alert and felt dramatically better. Her job performance improved and she did not fall asleep at the wheel. Her family appreciated everything I did and it made me feel proud to help her."

-- Fidell, respiratory therapist, home medical equipment 

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Social Work

 

"I feel proud when I help facilitate a patient's transition from home to a nursing home to alleviate caregiver stress and improve quality of life for both the patient and caregiver."
 
 -- Dale, MSW 

 

"I helped a patient's daughter get in touch with private help in the community. The person was a great match for her mother and the daughter was able to go back home knowing her mother was being taken care of. That made me proud."
 
-- Maureen, LCSW 

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Other Staff

 

"I had a patient whose last wish was to go on a cruise to Florida. I helped arrange her medical equipment so that she had what she needed when she was in Florida and on the cruise ship. It was a good feeling knowing I made her last days memorable."

-- Maureen, case coordinator, home medical equipment 

 

 

 

"I love talking to the patients on the phone. They call me back even to talk. I make the courtesy calls to see how they are doing or to verify information. When you check on your patients, it makes them feel very comfortable and at home."

-- Yulonda, senior staffing coordinator

 

"I was visiting a patient with dementia and had impaired communication and her head was always down and arms crossed. Once I played the guitar and sang to her, she came out of her shell. She smiled, raised her head high and was social. Music is amazing and that made me feel proud."
 
 -- Alison, music therapist 

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