Elsie Arnold's Story
When the hospital opened, there were no specialized units. I was a private duty nurse. I enjoyed the experience, learning to go to a variety of patients who shared so much of themselves that over time they became my friends. I would take them home and then visit each day. I cared for spouses of Board members as well as our donors and their families. These experiences were major parts of their care and of my career.
I am thinking of the many patients I saw and the experiences we shared. I treated people like Mrs. Hopkins, who was on the Women’s Board, and many funny stories come to mind.
I had the satisfaction of knowing I gave wonderful care because of those who continually recommended me for positions and advancements, and I have the satisfaction of knowing patients improved because of the care I had given.