Ruth continues to research creative ways to help families, and a few years ago came upon an organization called Project Bear which donates small stuffed bears to the hospital that can be given to the family so that they have something to go home with, something they can hold and cuddle.
Ruth’s expertise, compassion and passion for her work epitomizes what the profession of nursing stands for: work that connects us as human beings, that strives to decrease suffering and endeavors to have us walk with our patients in tragedy and triumph.
What a privilege it is to honor and celebrate Ruth’s work, and the innovation being done at New York Presbyterian Hospital at our Nurses With Global Impact 2018 event at the United Nations May 11.
Nurses like Ruth make an extraordinary difference in the lives of babies, their mothers and fathers, their families and friends – while also inspiring their colleagues to engage fully in the process of healing, regardless how tragic the circumstances are.
I have been moved so deeply by Ruth’s work and this program and am humbled to be able to share this story and to support the work Ruth and her colleagues and supporters are doing, which will continue to inspire programs in other hospitals around the world.