MEET OUR HEALTHCARE HEROES
Ramy Brook's Healthcare Heroes Registry is designed to express appreciation for the incredible healthcare workers protecting us during this pandemic. The registry enables you to gift a healthcare worker a beautiful piece they've chosen themselves.
We wanted to highlight some of the amazing healthcare heroes who signed up for our registry. Check out their messages and gift a healthcare hero below!
AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago, ICU RN
"Hello! My name is Julie! I’m an ICU nurse in Chicago and like everyone else, I have been working hard to stay afloat mentally and physically. I have been picking up many shifts knowing that many of our staff has been sick and we have been understaffed! I would so appreciate this little pick me up!"
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, RN
"Thank you to all my friends, family and everyone for the continued support through these unpredictable and crazy times. I appreciate all of your kindness and generosity more than you’ll ever know. Amidst all of this uncertainty, there is one thing I am sure of now more than ever - the power of kindness is healing in more ways than I have ever understood. Be kind, love the ones closest to you, and spread positivity (it’s contagious) ❤️."
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, RN
"Thank you for the support of so many organizations, the community, and family and friends towards nurses and healthcare workers during such a difficult time. We are honored and so appreciate of the love and care we have received in return.
Cleveland Clinic Radiographer
"The past several weeks I have tried to focus on the good that has been demonstrated during this very emotionally taxing times for the healthcare professionals. I have seen many new, renewed and lasting relationships between everyone working in the industry. The bond we all share for one another is strong. It has been a great resource to be able to freely and openly talk to anyone working next to you about the emotional toll that other professionals would not necessarily understand fully. When all has returned to “normal” these bonds will remain strong and lasting. I look forward to placing a smile on fellow caregivers faces daily. One kind word or caring smile is sometimes the simple act that can change another’s day."
Elmhurst Hospital Postpartum Nurse
"Caring for caregivers can be a challege. Thanks to all of those who continue making an effort to relieve some of our burden and refuel our stamina. We will prevail in this fight."
PIH Whittier, RN
"My name is Marissa and I currently work as an oncology nurse. This pandemic has been really difficult for the cancer patients I serve because they are so high risk to begin with. Because the majority of them receive chemotherapy or radiation we’ve been battling keeping them safe from becoming infected by COVID-19. This has meant implementing safer nursing policies and providing as much education as possible to keep them healthy and safe."
Saint Francis Medical Center, RN
"I’m an ER nurse working exclusively with COVID-19 patients. Thank you for your kind gift."
Parkland Memorial Hospital, ICU RN
"We are all in this together. You are my sister, my brother, my father, my mother, my child whenever you are in my care."
Dignity Health, RN
"I am an ICU nurse from Minnesota, currently on a travel assignment in California. I loved my “home hospital” and work family, yet wanted to see more of the country. I set out for just a year of travel nursing to gain some work and life experiences. COVID has certainly changed what that adventure has looked like, but I have learned so much. Being a traveler I have gotten to see how two different ICUs have handled the crisis. I am inspired by seeing people come together during this challenging time, not just in the hospital but in the community, and as a people. I think this is a really cool way to keep people smiling! Thank you."
Duke University Hospital, Resident Physician
"As a resident physician, I work 80-hour work weeks, with usually only one day off a week. Most of my time is spent in scrubs, but it's still nice to dress up and feel like a real person every now and then."
St. Vincent's East, Physician
"I am a family medicine resident and new mom. I work in the hospital and in an outpatient clinic. Thank you for supporting healthcare workers as we navigate these unprecedented times."
"I am a doctor in New York City, and yesterday, like many other days lately, I couldn’t fix my patient. Sure, that happens all the time in the ICU. It definitely wasn’t the first time. It certainly won’t be the last. What makes this patient noteworthy? A few things, actually. He was infected with Covid 19, and he will lose his battle with Covid 19. He is only 23 years old. I was destroyed by his clinical course in a way that has only happened a few times in my career. It wasn’t his presentation. I’ve seen that before. It wasn’t his complications. I’ve seen that too. It was the grief. It was his parents. The grief I witnessed yesterday, was grief that I haven’t allowed myself to recognize since this runaway train got rolling here in early March. I could sense it. It was lingering in the periphery of my mind, but yesterday something in me gave way, and that grief rushed in."
Sharp Hospital, RN
"I’m a travel ICU RN traveling far from my own family and friends, but honored to help others loved ones where I can! Thank you so much for all the support of essential workers we all appreciate it so much! Stay safe."
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Doctor
"Hi everyone! I am a resident doctor in Boston. It has been a pretty tough few months for everyone in the world. I am grateful for all that people have done to give back to their communities and to support their healthcare workers. Thank you!"
Niklaus Children's Hospital, RN
"Hi! My name is Jasmine I’m a Pediatric ICU Nurse. I love working with kids. It’s my passion and I know without a doubt we will get through this pandemic."
Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Resident Physician
"Hello! I'm currently a resident physician working in the ICU. Thanks for all that you do and even just taking a look at some of the things I would love to have! <3"
Hospice of the Chesapeake, RN
"Although it’s scary at times to think about being exposed to patients with COVID 19, it does not make me a hero to face the fear every day. I am a nurse and it’s my calling to care for every patient as if they were part of my own family. I genuinely appreciate the recognition for the, oftentimes, thankless work that nurses do and having been doing."
St. Elizabeth's, RN
"I am an RN who works at St Elizabeth's Medical Center. I work with COVID patients as does my husband who is a resident at a COVID only hospital. We recently had to cancel our big wedding but wanted to commit to each other and had an intimate gathering instead! These small gestures are amazing and inspiring. Thank you for your support and consideration!"
University of Washington, RN
"I'm currently a Registered Nurse working on the COVID ICU at my hospital. We have been taking care of positive patients for the past couple of months. It's been a roller coaster ride full of few ups and lots of downs. There have been a lot of tears, of happiness as well as tearful goodbyes."
NYS Department of Health, RN
"I am a single mother of a two year old and a hardworking registered nurse working the front lines of the COVID-19 drive thru testing site in Jones Beach & Staten Island, NY, as well as the antibody testing sites within the tri state area. I have tirelessly been working alongside other dedicated nurses and the military for the past 47 days straight (12+ hour shifts on our feet) but still arrive to work smiling in hopes of making a difference. Along with swabbing over 1,000 patients per day, we provide the support and encouragement for these patients effected by COVID-19 and will continue to do so until this is over. Thank you for your tremendous generosity in these trying times."
Barnes Hospital Unit, Secretary
" I am a hospital secretary and birth doula. I work hard to make sure mothers and babies are safe. This is an awesome and caring idea for you to help us healthcare workers during this trying time. I have small baby at home and I’m sure you know how stressful this time is - it’s draining. This is very helpful and encouraging, thank you all!."
Hackensack Meridian Health, RN
"Thank you to anyone who picks my registry! As a mom of 2, I don't often buy things for myself. I work on the COVID units in a nursing home - it's difficult, but rewarding! I love my patients and what I do, watching them light up when they're able to retake their first steps or climb the stairs again."
NYU, ER Doctor
"Thank you for thinking of all of us and finding a way to make us smile during these stressful times! We really, really appreciate it."
Regions Hospital, Trauma Nurse
"I am currently a trauma nurse in St. Paul, MN. Just getting back from maternity leave and heading into the belly of the beast. With little ones at home, it has been stressful coming back to work. I am eternally grateful for my amazing coworkers during this crazy time!"
Children's Hospital at Montefiore Meridian Health, Child Life Specialist
"I am a Certified Child Life Specialist at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx where I utilize my degree & training to support patients and families in the hospital and provide coping strategies and support for procedures and diagnoses. During this crazy time of COVID-19, I’ve taken on the additional responsibility of supporting our hardworking, exhausted, and scared medical team by coordinating donations and deliveries for all departments/units within our children’s hospital. My goal is to make things as easy and stress-free as possible while they provide the best care to our patients (many of whom are adult patients and are out of our comfort zone!)."
St. Joseph's Medical Center, Doctor
"I’ve never felt more than today that being a doctor is my true calling. How grateful I am to be on this frontline journey and to see success stories. To send home someone's moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandmothers , grandfathers. What a true blessing."
Eisenhower Medical Center, RN
"I have been RN for 20 years. A year ago I received my Nurse Practitioner License. Currently I work in an Emergency Department in Rancho Mirage California. I love what I do and I could not imagine not being a nurse. I feel blessed to have a job and to be caring for those in need ❤️"
Lankenau Medical Center, ER Nurse
"Hello! I'm an ER nurse on the front lines at Lankenau Medical Center located at the epicenter of the PA COVID outbreak. Im counting down the days until I can go on vacation and decompress."
Intermountain Healthcare, RN
"I really just wanted to take this platform to thank you. Seeing all the encouraging messages, signs, posts, everything is what fills our cup to keep going. Thank you. Stay safe."
Silver Cross Hospital, RN
"I am forever grateful for all of your support and extra love you have given us during this time. From my family, friends, coworkers and strangers, you will be forever appreciated! Thank you for smiling. Smiling is contagious and to get a smile back means a thousand words."
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, RN
"I’m a pediatric ICU RN who is proud to be a nurse and healthcare worker during these crazy times. If you had told me that during my career I would face a pandemic that would ultimately change healthcare I wouldn’t have believed you. But , despite these trying times , my priority has always been taking care of sick children. Thank you for your support!"
NCH Naples Community Hospital, Charge Nurse
"I’m Charge in Critical Care (intensive care unit/ICU) and responder of the Code-Blue Team throughout the whole hospital.These past few weeks, our days have been an easy adrenaline pumping 14-15hr shifts. Even with a pandemic and months of sleep-deprivation, I still absolutely love my job. Your encouragement keeps me and other healthcare providers going during these hard times. We know there is a light at the end of this tunnel."
Kansas Medical Center, Medical Assistant
"I work as a Certified Medical Assistant in a high volume clinic. Since the pandemic outbreak, many of my coworkers have been out on Family Leave, furloughed, or in quarantine themselves. This has left just a couple of us to assist with up to 60 patients per day. While it's exhausting, it's also rewarding to take care if people in need. Thank you so much for the recognition!! It is so very appreciated."
Morristown Medical Center, Pediatric RN
"I am a pediatric registered nurse and mom of two little boys. I’m currently working on the front lines and doing my best to keep patients and my family safe and healthy."
Stamford Hospital ICU, RN
"This time has taken an emotional toll on all healthcare professionals. But the constant support from family, friends, and colleagues has made this unfortunate time all that easier. The generous donations from complete strangers, small and large businesses, and the communities we serve on a daily basis is something I’ll truly never forget."
North Shore University Hospital, RN
"I’m a nurse in NY caring for COVID patients since the beginning of the outbreak. My unit was one of the first to convert to a COVID unit, and although it was scary in the beginning, I went to work with pride every shift knowing I was making a difference during such a crazy time. I’d like to thank all healthcare heroes, frontline workers in hospitals, grocery store workers, police officers, sanitation workers and everyone else who did their part to help keep the world running while also helping to flatten the curve!! We can continue to do this to end the fight together!"
LSU HSC New Orleans, Doctor
"Building this registry while on an overnight shift in a New Orleans emergency room. Rewarding way to spend a Saturday night! Thank you so much for your generous gifts."
UMD Medical Center, NP
"So thankful to have everyone's support in this fight. I normally work as a Thoracic Surgery nurse practitioner, but have been reassigned to cover Covid positive patients with the amazing staff in the medical IMC. COVID doesn't know who it's messing with!"