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Katy Perry has hailed the nurses who helped deliver her daughter as “angels”, as she prepares to perform for healthcare workers and military heroes as part of Northwell Health's ‘Side by Side: A Celebration of Service’ event over Memorial Day (05.31.21) weekend.

As necessary as medicine, technology, and training are for patient care, the importance of compassion is just as essential. One of the longest compassion practitioners at Nebraska Medicine is Joanne Robinson, who has been on the nursing staff for nearly 45 years.

Growing up in Omaha, Tim Hoarty often found himself as captain of the sports teams he played on. Those early games of identifying, training and deploying talent nudged him toward his current role as a service leader in the critical care ICU at Nebraska Methodist Hospital.

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“I always want to do what I can to help provide a better life for people,” ICU nurse says. “Even for a challenging patient, I will try anything to better their time here.”

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Aimee Mitchell, a hospice case manager with the Visiting Nurse Association, has found an additional role as a nurse who can sometimes grant last wishes.

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the region in March 2020, Nebraska Medicine was on the front lines of treatment and therapeutics of the virus. Katie Circo saw the suffering and took it upon herself to find a better way to deal with the crisis.

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In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, The World-Herald asked readers to nominate a nurse “who has made a significant impact in your life or the lives of others.”

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