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Employee Perspective Silena

“I’ve Had the Opportunity to Expand My Clinical Expertise.”

“Norwalk Community Hospital is a great place to expand one’s nursing education and career. Coming from a nursing home environment, I had a lot of experience working with patients; but here, I've the opportunity to expand my clinical expertise with lab results, IVs and monitoring vitals, as well as communicating with patients who may be very sick. It's a great place to work!” - Silena, LVN, Medical-Surgical

Employee Perspective Zeke

“Beyond the Great Camaraderie, I Learn Something New Every Day.”

“I came to Norwalk Community Hospital from a long-term care setting to expand my experience in an acute care hospital.  Beyond the great camaraderie, I learn something new every day. Joining this team shortly before the pandemic began gave me a fast-track education, with the opportunity to both expand my knowledge and to learn how to adapt in an unknown pandemic environment, such as COVID-19.” - Zeke, RN, Medical-Surgical

Employee Perspective Jezebal

“Working at Norwalk Community Hospital Has Made Me a Better Nurse.”

“Working at Norwalk Community Hospital has made me a better nurse. I work with patients with a variety of chronic diseases and learn to help my patients through medications and medical devices. My coworkers are always friendly and helpful f I need assistance with a patient. This is a great place to work to increase your knowledge and be the best quality nurse you can be.” - Jezebal, LVN, Medical-Surgical

“The continuous learning opportunities allows me to further my nursing education.”

“I began my career working at a nursing home, so joining Norwalk Community Hospital and its fast-paced acute care setting has been a great transition for me. Working here gives me the chance to work with more diagnoses and different types of patients. I also have had great opportunity to grow my skill set. Plus, there is always continuous learning opportunities and a flexible environment that allows me to further my nursing education.” – Jayben, LVN, Medical-Surgical

“Being an advocate for critical patients is rewarding.”

“I began working at Norwalk Community Hospital as a nurse on the medical-surgical unit, followed by telemetry, and then landed in my home in the ICU. I love that I was able to experience and grow in different hospital departments. In the ICU, I am exposed to many procedures, small surgeries, chest tubes, critical patients, and various medications. Being an advocate for critical patients is really rewarding.” - Bernadine, RN, Critical Care/ICU

“Our culture encourages patient advocacy.”

“The camaraderie at Norwalk Community Hospital is just one of the things that make this a great place to work.  As a manager, I’m given the tools to build the department and implement the training required for new graduate nurses, as well as take the time to help educate and in-service the nurses to provide the best family environment and quality care possible. We have an open-door policy where we share knowledge, which helps us to be better patient advocates.” - Lilla, RN, Director, Medical-Surgical

“Strong collaboration between departments creates a great work environment.”

“After 8 years, I still love it here. There has always been a strong collaboration between the departments that helps to make our job easier. From nurse’s exceptional follow through, to a supervisor’s empathy and willingness to be flexible… this is a great environment in which to work.” - Kimberlee, Social Worker

"Our emergency patients are not just a number, they get personalized attention."

"Norwalk Community Hospital is a great place to provide emergency care because it’s a community hospital where patients aren’t just a number. As a neighborhood hospital, we provide that extra bit of personalized medical attention. We have a bit more time to keep that patient connection and provide the more personalized medicine that helps patients feel more at ease, even during an emergency situation. We are small, but we do big things." - Dr. Gibbs, Emergency Department

"Collaboration and teamwork in the ER help keep each other calm."

"In the Norwalk Community Hospital emergency department, we never know the type of patients will come through the door—from chest pain to orthopedic conditions to power tool injuries. We have to be ready for anything and switch gears quickly. It can be a high stress environment, so we must share knowledge to provide the best quality care. Collaboration and teamwork also help us to keep each other calm and in check. This job helps build self-control when a challenging patient comes in." - Philip, RN, Emergency Department

"It's great to work at a place where you can have an impact on community perception and quality care."

"Working at Norwalk Community Hospital has been a great place to work because I’m able to contribute to overall hospital quality, from updated rooms and new equipment to improved healthcare processes.

Since starting here five years ago, management has been very receptive to my quality improvement suggestions. We don’t settle for “it’s always been this way.” We reach for “what it could be.”  This dedication is what has brought our quality scores way up. It’s great to work in a place where you can have an impact on community perception and quality patient care.

I love when I get to talk to patients and help them to feel comfortable about making decisions that improve their own care. We attend to patients the minute they come through the front door through discharge… it’s great to see when patients notice this." - Thelma, Quality Coordinator

"I've worked at Norwalk Community Hospital for 20 years and it has become my second home."

"I’ve worked at Norwalk Community Hospital for 20 years and it has become “my second home.”  I’ve enjoyed mentoring younger nurses in addition to helping critical patients get the most comprehensive care needed for their illness. When we get a challenging patient, such as cardiac arrest, we are able to quickly coordinate care with the doctors and departments, which can range from case management to social services to spiritual care. A nurse with natural leadership and critical thinking skills is a great fit for the ICU." - Nenita, RN, Critical Care/ICU