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Nurses at Adventist Health sing to a nervous patient

Adventist Health Nurses Sing
Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 17:23:26-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — In a sweet moment that shows how far our health care workers will go to help those in need, a group of nurses at Adventist Health Bakersfield's Cath Lab took the time to soothe the concerns of a patient through song.

According to Megan Simpson, a communication specialist at Adventist Health, a woman was at the lab to undergo a procedure when she suddenly became afraid and panicked.

"I have a bad feeling; I don't want to die," she said.

That's when four nurses - Alex Blanca, Dana Tomas, Alvin Tomas, and Eilene Pham - stepped in to help calm the woman's nerves by singing her favorite hymn: "How Great Thou Art."

Nurses at Adventist Health sing to a nervous patient

"These associates were there to care for this patient's body, but they realized she also needed her mind and soul treated with love. So, they found a beautiful piece of common ground: song," said Simpson. "Because of this team's extra capacity for love, this patient went from frightened to soothed, even inspired. And we're happy to report that she came through her procedure just fine, thanks to these caregivers who knew just when to ... BE LOVE."