Mercy Health Love County - News

Nurses Our First Lines of Communication

Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

"Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health." -- Lois Capps, Nurse and Member of Congress  

Elaine Polizzo, LPN
Has 16 years in nursing, 13 at Baylor
Hospital and 3 as medication clerk
here. She is enjoying the profession
she spent years pursuing. "I stopped
and re-started training twice, once to
care for my mother, and again to spend
time with my grandchildren. Even when
I couldn't work as a nurse I volunteered
at a hospital."

Myrna Gaither, RN (left) Has 35 years as a Registered Nurse, the last eight
years here in the hospital wing and emergency room. Brings extensive prior
experience in intensive care, psychiatric, and hospice nursing. The Marietta
native is glad to be back home. "This hospital is an oasis with a truly caring
staff able to spend the time each patient needs."

Nelly Avila, CNA (right) Joined the hospital in June, checking patients' vital
signs, helping them as needed to walk, dress, shower, eat, or toilet. She
takes online and weekend classes at Murray State College. Her hobby is
distance running, and she is training for the 26.2 mile Oklahoma City
Memorial Marathon on April 27.