This week, Kristen Moss, CMH’s patient experience manager and resident Planetree expert, presented at National University Nursing School in Southern California, along with her daughter, Kemiry. National University is the only Planetree certified academic institution.
While there, Kristen and Kemiry talked to about 90 nursing students in the Leadership class. Kristen spoke about person-centered care, partnered determination and what it’s like to work at a Planetree certified hospital. She also spotlighted several CMH caregivers who act and speak up for person-centered care.
Kemiry, who is in elementary school, discussed what Planetree means. “It used to be confusing to me why it’s called Planetree, because my mom’s hospital had lots of colorful trees that are not plain at all,” she says. “Then my mom taught me that Planetree means that they treat people like family who have hopes and goals, and not just as sick people.”
Kemiry visited and toured the campus because she wants to be a NICU nurse someday. She even got to see nursing students in a birth simulation.
“I want to be a NICU nurse because I love babies, and I know if there is someone there to take care of them, they will have a future, too.”
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