Last month, staff from the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Electrophysiology Lab and Procedural Recovery Unit swapped their scrubs for aprons as part of a community service opportunity organized by the L2 Procedural Recovery Unit practice council.
The teams came together to serve lunch at Rosie’s Place, an organization that provides meals, shelter and other services to women, on Jan. 19. They also presented Rosie’s Place with a donation of $350.
“This was a wonderful experience,” said Monica Tucker-Schwartz, MS, BSN, RN, assistant nurse director of Interventional Cardiology. “Our staff truly care about the well-being of others, and they demonstrate that every day at the Brigham. This visit to Rosie’s Place shined a light on how much they care in a different way, and we were grateful to have this opportunity.”
Tucker-Schwartz also noted that the visit enabled staff to get to know each other in a different way. “Working with our hands for our community gave us a new sense of comradery,” she said. “Some staff brought their children, ages 12 and over, and many of them asked about returning once a month to serve a meal. It was a very humbling and powerful experience for all of us.”