Performing Small Miracles Every Day
Amedisys’ home health and hospice nurses, therapists and other caregivers work small miracles in patient’s homes every day. Making one-on-one connections with patients and working to improve their quality of life takes true compassion. There’s no feeling like the satisfaction of helping a patient regain the ability to walk after joint surgery, learn to manage their diabetes, or recover their speech after a stroke.
Thirty-three years ago, a medical error caused a patient to have a stroke during surgery. Over the years she had speech therapy with very little success, and became so depressed she wouldn’t get out of bed. She had given up on life. But Joyce, a speech pathologist with Amedisys, did not give up. With speech therapy three times a week, Joyce and her team’s PT, OT, RN and psych nurse worked to give this patient her life back. After three months of treatment, the patient took Joyce’s hand and said, “I love you.”
No matter what your role is at Amedisys, your first calling is to care. It’s who we are and what we do; it’s not a skill, it’s a way of life. That’s why our people are the most important part of Amedisys. Without talented clinicians who first and foremost care about their patients, and without support staff that genuinely cares about their coworkers, neither we nor our patients can be successful.