Every year, we have the pleasure of celebrating our specialized nursing staff on National Nurses Day. This year, that day falls on Monday, May 6. Over the years, we have received countless comments from patients and their families about the exceptional quality of our nursing staff.
Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we have a specialized nursing staff, meaning each member of our team focuses solely on spinal care. Just like you’d want a surgeon who specializes in your condition to treat you, our spine specialty nurses know exactly what to expect with each surgery we perform here. They know how to look after spine surgery patients, so if there’s a problem it will be identified quicker.
Honing in on one specialty allows our nurses to provide a quality of care that simply can’t be found anywhere else in the area. Don’t just take our word for it. Since the hospital opened in 2010, our team has performed over 1,000 spine surgeries a year on average, resulting in excellent outcomes including 98th percentile in patient satisfaction and likelihood to recommend.
Keep reading for thoughts and advice from members of our specialized nursing staff.
On the best part about working at Nebraska Spine Hospital:
“The doctors and the nursing staff. We are like one big family.” – Melanie, 7 years
On preparing for surgery:
“Relax and follow your pre-op advice.” – Tara, 9 years
“Stay positive, ask questions, and listen to your doctor and nurses.” – Shannon, 4 years
On recovery from spine surgery:
“Recovery is a process, it’s not going to happen overnight. Listen to your body. If you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask it.” – Carrie, 9 years
“Recovery isn’t fast. Patients need the best support systems for motivation and encouragement.” – Diana, 3 years