In honor of National Nurses Week, we will be running a blog series where you’ll get to know a few of our nurses who are at the heart of every aspect of patient care at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). In our fifth installment, meet Genuany Sanchez. Read our previous installments here.
1. Can you tell us your name, unit, and how many years you’ve worked at HSS?
My name is Genuany Sanchez and I work in Ambulatory Surgery (AMS). I’ve worked at HSS for 4 years and 3 months.
2.What does it mean for you to be a nurse?
To be a nurse means to possess qualities such as strength, admiration, empathy; but most importantly, provide patients with loving care and compassion.
3. What drove you to pursue a career in nursing?
What drove me to pursue a career in nursing was the ability to help people in need. It is one of the ways I can give back to my community.
4.Why do you love being a nurse at HSS?
I love being a nurse because I can advocate for my patients and provide assistance when needed. The feeling of knowing I have changed and affected someone’s life in a positive way is amazing. HSS has provided me with the right skill sets to provide the best quality care and will always be my number one employer.
5. Can you give us a fun fact about being a nurse?
I came across a quote that explains it all:
“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.”—Val Saintsbury