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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Farewell Nidia, and God bless!

On Charge Nurse Nidia's last day, I brought her some flowers.

Last Monday, Nidia brought each and every patient
a goody bag with tasty treats.

Nidia, the charge nurse on my shift at DaVita Plainfield, finished her last shift on Wednesday (November 14).

She will be starting a new job with DaVita as charge nurse at a facility Down The Shore.

She was the first staff member I met (after Betsy, the Director) back in April when I first started dialysis.

She put me at ease immediately, introducing other staff, explaining procedures, and generally making me feel at home.

I've been around the block (as they say) and I can spot a really good manager from a mile away.

Nidia is one of the best.

She is firm but friendly and is a real team builder and leader. I've never heard a cross word from her or a complaint from staff about her.

On top of all this, we became friends. She shared with me some of her adventures as an adopted American (she is originally from Colombia) and -- after she learned I had been in real estate for many years -- her concerns with selling her home and downsizing.

I knew there was "trouble" when she and her husband sold their home right away.

They moved Down The Shore, and her commute lengthened considerably.

So it was a surprise but not really a shock when she circulated among the patients a week ago, telling each one personally about her move.

I told her she was gonna make me cry, and we both teared up.

But the move makes perfect sense -- she will have the same position and be only five minutes from their new home in an age-restricted community.

On Monday she distributed goody bags to each patient (about 150 in this unit).

As Melida the social worker said, "We will all miss her greatly!"

Good luck, Nidia!

As the Irish say,
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Until we meet again!

 -- Dan Damon [ follow ]

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