CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The workers at Chesapeake Regional Medical Heart acquired the possibility to blow off a bit steam on Friday.
Friday’s well being care Olympics was all in good enjoyable.
And as 10 in your sides photojournalist Jack Noonan noticed, it was simply what the physician ordered only a couple days after the top of Nationwide Nurses Week.
“Simply exhibiting the workers … that we love them and that this has been a attempting time for the hospital and this season with covid however they stood out and stepped up the sport and Chesapeake is rockin’ it,” mentioned Shree Grant, with the standard and security staff.
Leslie Hawkins mentioned Friday’s well being care Olympics are the hospitals first-ever of their kind.
“Our government staff wished us to rise up and get out and have enjoyable after this pandemic,” mentioned Hawkins, the magnet program director.
The occasions put the nurses’ real-world expertise to make use of.
“We had an escaped affected person that we needed to get again into mattress earlier than she eloped off the campus. We had a wheelchair race. We had to verify we didn’t spill the fluids. After that we had the impediment course after which end off by placing out a fireplace,” Grant mentioned.
“We determined to arrange the well being care Olympics right this moment as a finale to ending hospital week and nurses appreciation week in order that we might have one massive closing occasion the place our staff have the chance to return out and focus not solely on their very own wellness however simply having fun with and celebrating eachother and the truth that we may be outdoors and be collectively,” mentioned Amber Egyud, the chief nursing officer at Chesapeake Regional Medical Heart and one of WAVY’s 2021 Remarkable Women Contest finalists.
“We play laborious. We work laborious, and we play laborious. I feel that is the primary of many to return,” Hawkins mentioned.