Meranda McKinney: Taking a Teamwork Approach to Patient Care

Ever since she was little, Meranda wanted to become a nurse. She knows firsthand the impact nurses can have on their patients, which still inspires her today. 

After having her son, Meranda knew she wanted to work in Labor and Delivery.  She began her Broadlawns journey as a nurse in the Birthing Center.

"When I had my son, I had an amazing labor nurse. She was so compassionate and made me feel safe. After that experience, I knew I wanted to give other moms that exact feeling that I received as a patient." She’s grateful and humbled by her work. "When your patient is holding their newborn, crying with joy, and they thank you and say they couldn’t have done it without your help—even though they did all the work themselves—that is what is so rewarding; knowing they still appreciate all that you did to help keep them and their baby stay safe, calm, and understood, without judgement."

Meranda has now transitioned to working full-time in Surgery. "Surgery has brought so much insight on how well we work as a team here at Broadlawns. I enjoy making sure my patients are comfortable and reassured that we will take good care of them during their surgery. Surgery can be a scary thing for the patient and family, so being that person to carry on a conversation with them, get to know them a little, and provide compassionate reassurance is everything that I love about being a nurse."

Passion about serving the community and the underprivileged led Meranda to Broadlawns, but the staff is what keeps her here. "My coworkers and the doctors are just truly amazing. Everyone here at Broadlawns truly cares about their patients’ wants and needs. It shows in their care and it shows when our patients comment about how they feel heard here, rather than just a number. No matter what that patients life situation is, they are given the same care with respect and dignity."

We are so proud and extremely grateful to have such caring nurses on our team.

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