A Note from the Good Samaritan CNO
Kimber Bonner, MSN, RN
Vice President of Patient Care Services/ CNO
CHI Health Good Samaritan
When it comes to nursing, a nurse has to be able to withstand a lot of pressures and demands, yet nimble with daily duties and expectations. Our team here at CHI Health Good Samaritan is one of the finest! When I reflect on the three words of inspire, innovate and influence I think NURSING! It is truly what we do each and every day. We inspire and influence not only our teammates, we inspire our patients, families, students, visitors…you name it! I don’t think we stop long enough to truly reflect how one task, carried out in a heartfelt manner, impacts others. There is a reason that nursing continues to be the most trusted profession.
When it comes to innovation, nurses know how to get it done OR better yet, do the research to prove we know what a best practice is. Nurses are creative, always looking for new ways to get things done. We are blessed to be in a profession that supports innovation as we have many creative souls within our walls. Our focus is on patient experience and our team has driven to hard-wire important processes that truly inspire and influence those we touch through our care and interactions.
I am proud of this organization and more importantly, the people that represent Good Samaritan. I appreciate the support, encouragement and knowledge that people share with me on a daily basis so I can speak to the great works we do. I am able to witness, read and hear great works each and every day. During rapidly changing times we need to, both personally and professionally, be able to reflect and feel a sense of pride. I work with some of the most amazing people, and together we will become even stronger and more unified. As Mother Teresa said in one of my favorite quotes, “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”