It’s National Nurses Week!

National Nurses Week provides us the opportunity to thank and recognize all of the nurses across the world who work tirelessly to better our lives. At the Phoenix Society, we want to take this week to especially acknowledge the incredible nurses that are a part of the burn survivor community. In honor of National Nurses Week, we would like to spotlight two of the many wonderful nurses who work with us.

Jamie Heffernan

Jamie (pictured above on left) is a Volunteer Coordinator for Phoenix World Burn Congress as well as a Burn Program Manager at the William R. Hearst Burn Center at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was introduced to the burn center while she was working as a bedside clinician nurse in the surgical ICU. The burn center was short staffed, so Jamie was pulled over, and she never looked back. After only one day, Jamie knew she wanted to work alongside of the burn survivor community. Now, as the Burn Program Manager, Jamie works with a variety of areas and has oversight on most of the burn unit. She especially enjoys working with burn survivors and the community to help them grow past their injury.

Angela Setiz

Angela is a Registered Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse at the Riley Hospital for Children Burn Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Angela started at Riley Hospital in the adolescent unit before transferring to the burn unit, because there was an open position. Angela shadowed for half day and enjoyed it so much that she moved units. Angela strives to provide patients and families with hope and encouragement. She believes taking care of burn patients and families is a journey full of many emotions: painful, emotional, physical and psychological. She aims to help families break through these moments with care and compassion. Angela hopes her patients know that she will help them and be there beside them through the entire journey. Angela has also worked with the Phoenix UBelong program.

The burn survivor community is full of incredible nurses, and here at the Phoenix Society, we are especially grateful this week for all our tremendous nurses! In recognition of the dedicated service of burn care nurses, the Phoenix Society would like to extend our special thanks to all nurses, as you continue to provide the highest level of quality care to burn survivors and their families around the world.

National Nurses Week runs from May 6-12, 2018.

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