The word nurse is defined by Webster as ‘a person trained for the sick or infirm, especially in a hospital’. While that may define, what nurses do, it does not explain who they are. Nurses are your friend, there to hold your hand. Nurses are your parent, there to assure you that all will be okay. Nurses are a companion, there to listen and fulfill even the smallest requests. Nurses fill the role of any person you need, at the very instant when you are at the greatest and worst moments of life. So, during Nurse Appreciation Week, we would like to take a moment to honor those who are there for us, our nurses here in the Upper Valley.

Meet Justin Harris BSN, RN
Lebanon, NH

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department

Why did you become a nurse?
Because I like people and I like the body.

What is the best part of your job?
Being part of streamlining and improving efficiencies in health care all while providing good customer service.

What is the most heartwarming/uplifting story you have from being a nurse?
I worked at an app based telehealth solution.  The best part was sending out hand written Christmas cards to all our customers and hearing back the positive responses.

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