Monthly Archives: March 2014


Because I’m Happy!

You've probably heard that new Pharrell song "Happy" playing on the radio over the last few months (If you haven't heard it, you should because it's awesome). In the last few weeks, it has become my theme song and it's been playing over and over in my head, time and time again. Here's why. I’m

It Was Miracle After Miracle After Miracle

Robert Grady, pastor at McMinnville Christian Faith Center, came to Willamette Valley Medical Center with intense abdominal pain. While he was in our emergency department, his blood pressure started dropping. "The blood pressure just kept dropping, dropping, dropping," explains his wife, Denise. Within minutes, he flatlined. Thanks to the quick response of our intensive care

The Best Attitude Is Gratitude!

At the end of my shift yesterday, I was saying goodbye to a patient that I had cared for on three consecutive shifts, and she shared with me her gratitude for my care. I also shared my gratitude with her, thanking her for her strong effort to recover, her kind heart, and her willingness to work

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