Medical Journal Houston - Page 12

Page 12 Medical Journal - Houston May 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NURSE SPOTLIGHT continued from page 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to Texas Children’s Hospital in September 2015 where he now works as an RN on the inpatient cancer floor. For these patients on the ninth floor of Texas Children’s, the days and weeks can be long. Rooms are filled with toys and reminders of home to make their stay feel as normal as possible. Waterhouse and the entire team on this floor go above and beyond to provide the best experience they can. “When you find yourself surrounded by so many dedicated and talented nurses and staff, you strive to be the best you can be,” says Waterhouse. While over-the-top care is very common for all Texas Children’s staff, a sweet late night serenade by Waterhouse to a five-year-old patient who could not sleep turned into a viral phenomenon. As she did most nights when she could not sleep, the young patient and her father strolled the halls listening to her favorite tunes on her iPad and enjoying time with the night-shift nursing staff. Waterhouse’s vibrant rendition of “A Whole New World” that particular night was viewed by millions all across the globe, but most importantly, it made the evening special for his patient. “Brandon is truly an asset to our team,” says Tamara DuBose, MSN, RN, CPHON, Assistant Clinical Director of Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. “He is selfless in his commitment to every patient he cares for and positively impacts the lives of all that he encounters.  Brandon consistently demonstrates teamwork and is always looking for opportunities to put a smile on the faces of his patients and peers.  He portrays the heart of nursing!” Since his time here at Texas Children’s, Waterhouse has gone above and beyond for all of his patients and their families. He is one example of the thousands of incredible individuals who work here at Texas Children’s, and who make it their goal every day to provide their patients with the highest-quality care. Camp Discovery and continues to be a part of the planning committee that plans the entire week of camp beginning each year in January. For the past five years, he has organized the volunteer orientation weekend and currently serves on the board of directors for VisionWorks, Inc., which supports Camp Discovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Publisher & Editor Mindi Szumanski “All I wanted was to make a young patient’s hospital stay a little brighter,” said Waterhouse. “I never imagined our small moment would turn into such a big story. This memorable moment with my patient reaffirms that I am exactly where I need to be.” t Advertising Director Tascha Turnley Business Manager & Circulation Tom Turnley Managing Editor Stacy Shilling While the clinical care they provide is extremely important to the treatment of their patients, it is the personal connections that make the lasting impression. The selfless act of a nurse changed his patient’s night and will be something she will always remember. Business Development Manager Denise Ronquille-Bell Waterhouse still volunteers each year at Phone 281.559.4411 Career Guide Manager Matt Bertram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medical Journal - Houston is published monthly by STT Enterprises, Inc. Entire editorial content of this publication copyrighted by STT Enterprises, Inc. and must not be reproduced whole or in part without special permission. - Medical Houston will Journal assume no responsibility for manuscripts. All letters and correspondence unsolicited sent to Medical Journal - Houston are considered property of Medical Journal - Houston and are unconditionally assigned to it for publication and copyright purposes. Medical Journal - Houston reser ves the right to refuse any advertising. Only publication of an advertisement shall constitute final acceptance of the adver tiser's inser tion order. Subscriptions are $35 per year. Subscription information or changes to addresses for existing subscriptions should be emailed to or mailed to the address below. P.O. Box 686 Dickinson, Texas 77539-0686