#NursesUnite // A Harris ER doctor stands with you
By now you have probably seen the backlash regarding the comments The View and Joy Behar made about nurses following Sunday’s Miss America’s Pageant.
If you have not, take a look:
Wow. First off, I am not a fan of the show. I never have been. We got rid of TV 6 years ago and have never looked back. The comments made by Joy Behar and gang prove my point as to the lack of quality in programming these days. Secondly, how in the world does a TV personality not think before they speak? I think if she had thought for one moment how incredibly ridiculous and unintelligent her comment was she would not have opened her mouth. Clearly she is regretting the backlash made by 3 million working nurses in the US today who are taking to social media (very effectively I might add) to describe their duties and capabilities and collectively uniting to educate those like Joy Behar who are uninformed.
And guess what? Ms. Behar did just that. She apologies to the millions of hardworking nurses who rightfully deserve an apology.
Celebrities across the nation are in support of nurses who felt slighted as seen here by Dr. Oz.
One of my favorite docs here in Fort Worth, Dr. Karim Jamal, would like to celebrate nurses this week and has given me the opportunity to award one nurse with a Super Clean with Exterior Wax Detail valued at $90 from University Car Wash. Nominate your favorite nurse by commenting below, the winner will be selected at random and will be announced Saturday, September 19th.
The contest is now over! The winner went to comment #20! Leslie Zimpelman, congrats!!
I nominate Amanda Wood! The best L&D nurse at Baylor All Saints.
CVICU nurse at Harris
Full time nurse, full time Daddy, and still furthering his education!!
I want to nominate TW mom Misty Zatlo. She works at Cook Children’s Hospital. Misty works so hard and is an amazing nurse and mom!
I nominate Troy Crain, ER nurse at THR Azle. He’s hardworking, dedicated, and a true patient advocate. He absolutely has his patients’ best interest in mind. Plus, his jeep still has dirt on it from last trip to Colorado, last year!
i nominate my 2 daughters who graduated from TCU Harris School of Nursing and are TW moms: Sara Camp, RN MSN ACNP CPHQ and Lealie Zimpelman, RN MSN.
I nominate my dear friend Samantha McNeal, an ICU nurse at Harris downtown. A devoted full-time nurse and wife and momma of two expecting her third baby this fall. She is a blessing to everyone she meets!!
Mary Beth Zimmermann!! She’s done some amazing things during her years as a nurse.
I nominate Lesley Gralino! She is a wonderful nurse who has worked at Cooks Children’s and Dallas Children’s Hospital with kids who have cancer. Currently a hard working nurse in Tanglewood where she works for a private company. Lesley is a graduate of both SMU and TCU, Saturday will be a tug of her heart with the big football game! Let’s show her how we appreciate her here in Fort Worth! Go Frogs!
I love this idea!!! Super cool TWMoms 😉
I nominate Missy Carra. Caring, compassionate nurse to many patients but also advise giver to her friends and family!!
I nominate my husband. He is a nurse at Harris!
Alison Conlee! She truly looks forward to her job and goes above and beyond for her patients. She is a wonderful and passionate at her job!
All nurses are amazing, and I would love to nominate all of them. However, I am nominating a school nurse, because as a school nurse I know first hand what a tough job it is. I nominate Melani Skinner, Tanglewood’s nurse.
I nominate Erin Shultz because she’s amazeballs!!
I nominate Lesley Peloquin! Hands down the hardest working nurse I know!
I would LOVE to nominate Mrs. Estela Ortiz! She is such an inspiration, she is a joy to work with. Speaking of joy: her little bundle is due in November, right after some of her classes are finished. She plans to then start another! What a go-getter! I think she would love this sweet surprise and treat!
I would LOVE to nominate my dear friend, Estela Ortiz! She is full of joy and such a hard worker. Speaking of joy, her little bundle is due in November, right after she finishes some classes toward her BSN. She then plans on starting another class right after. What an inspiration. I think she would love this great surprise!
3rd nomination for Leslie Zimpelman!
Kristen, you won!! What a wonderful gift for Leslie!!
LAURA HATTON & SARAH PEMBERTON!!!
I nominate my sister, Ashley Averhoff!
I want to also nominate my sister in law, Ashley Stephens!!!
My favorite nurse is my mom. She worked as an RN and nurse practitioner for 43 years and then upon retirement she decided to become my nanny/babysitter. She makes a 3 hour drive to Fort Worth weekly on Tuesdsys to help with my kids and then drives 3 hours back home on Thursdays. Talk about a lifetime of selflessness and giving! She truly is my hero! From all that driving she needs a car wash.
I nominate Amanda Wood. Dedicated, smart, funny, hardest worker I know! L&D at Baylor!
Sandra, Dr. Bradfords nurse at 8th Ave Obstetrics, was a life saver for this anxious pregnant lady. She was always reassuring, calming, and incredibly patient. And I can’t even count how many times I called her. Thank you Sandra! And thank you TW Moms!
Im a nurse, so I know SO many great and deserving nurses, but there is one in particular that has my heart! I nominate my husband Matt. He is a dedicated nurse, father and husband.