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What a Minute Means to Me: Bernice Gilmore, Housekeeper

“A minute to me is when you see the patient come in, get better and go home, and it makes the family happy. That’s a minute to me.”

– Bernice Gilmore, Housekeeper, Arch Plaza

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Whate a Minute Means to Me: Patricia Diaz, RN

“A minute to me, means giving my surgical patient the dignity of using a bed pan as opposed to using a mat on the bed because I can’t get to her in time.”

– Patricia Diaz, RN, University Hospital

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What a Minute Means to Me: Leora Stirrat, Unit Secretary

“A minute can mean the difference between life and death in a cardiac unit. In a stroke unit, it can mean the difference between a brain and brain damage. A minute can also mean the difference in that patient being in bed or being on the floor.”

– Leora Stirrat, Unit Secretary, Blake Medical Center

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What a Minute Means to Me: Doreen Holm, CNA

“A minute to me is priceless. A minute to me is listening to the sound of the alarms when a resident gets up to prevent them from falling. A minute to me is to walk with a resident so that resident will be able to improve their walking…so a minute to me really goes a far way.”

– Doreen Holm, CNA, Avanté at Lake Worth

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What a Minute Means to Me: Pearl Gooden, CNA

“As someone who has been a nursing home caregiver for 30 years, I know what it was like for residents before we were able to get safe staffing passed and strengthened in Florida, and I cannot stand by and let my residents’ health and safety be put in jeopardy. I care for families’ loved ones as if they are a member of my own family.”

Pearl Gooden, Certified Nursing Assistant
Accentia Health and Rehabilitation Center of Tampa
Tampa, FL

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What a Minute Means to Me: Carol Hemmis, RN

“When you look at an individual, it can be the difference between life, death, happiness, sadness, joy, tears…If we wait an extra minute, we may have missed an opportunity to enjoy a life.”

– Carol Hemmis, RN, Westside Regional Medical Center

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