Improving Nursing communications earns Caregiver Spotlight

Courtney Huff, RN

Published: Dec. 30, 2013

Courtney Huff hasn't been at Sparrow for two years yet, but her impact in that short time is helping to improve Nursing communications and enhance Patient care. It's why her colleagues have honored her in the RN Caregiver Spotlight.

Sparrow's RN Caregiver Spotlight recognizes one Nurse each month and highlights his/her accomplishments.

Huff has taken the initiative to help Nurses increase their knowledge through flyers, direct conversations, and team huddles - ensuring Nurses have enhanced skills to better treat Patients. She has also taken on additional responsibilities as a Charge Nurse and coaches her peers in skin treatment and preventing pressure ulcers in Patients.

"Not only does Courtney have the necessary critical thinking skills all Nurses should have, but she also recognizes the importance of a kind word or a simple smile," said Sharon Yearling, Department Manager for Sparrow's Medical Intermediate Care Unit and Huff's supervisor. "Courtney goes out of her way for Patient comfort and her Patients love her for it."

"All of the Nurses at Sparrow do everything possible to make sure we find ways to make a Patient's stay with us as comfortable and as pleasant as possible," Huff said. "We're on the front lines of Patient care and we all do our best to advocate for their needs. It's an amazing feeling to be appreciated and recognized, truly an honor."