The Island Hospital Employee of the Month for November is Andrea Kunze RN who works in our Surgical Services’ post-anesthesia care unit (PACU).
As a PACU nurse, Andrea monitors patients’ vital signs, treats pain and nausea, and comforts patients after anesthesia. This requires topnotch critical thinking and communications skills along with a caring heart. Andrea has a positive attitude, helps others and is willing to participate in extra projects such as the electronic-medical record system implementation project. Her supervisor notes, “Andrea is one of those exceptional nurses who can light up a whole room with her presence. We are so proud that Andrea is part of our Surgical Services’ department.”
Since her arrival in 2008, Andrea has characterized Island Hospital’s Promise to consistently provide the best customer service to our patients, families, guests and colleagues. Congratulations and thanks for being an inspiration, Andrea!