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Celebrating Our People – Meet Summer
Saint Joseph Berea charge nurse Summer Price, RN, grows more sure of her career in health care with each passing year.
“I feel like kindness grows in my heart the longer I’ve been a nurse,” Summer said. “I feel like I’ve gained more and more understanding every year I’ve been a nurse as I’ve learned what people need and how best to help them.”
Treating every patient with kindness, dignity and humanity is her philosophy of care, Summer said. Summer’s philosophy and actions as a charge nurse earned her recognition as the overall Employee of the Year last year. She said she was humbled and surprised by the award.
“To be named the Employee of the Year at [Saint Joseph] Berea, and then for the whole ministry as humbling and such a shock,” Summer said. “My grandmother preached the golden rule to me as a child, and it’s something I’ve brought into nursing with me. We’re caring for our neighbors, our friends, people I see at Wal-Mart, and each person deserves to be treated like they are your family.”
Summer said the honor centered her, giving her the lift she needed as she and her family recently faced some personal challenges.
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