AJC: What do you consider to be some of the perks of working for WellStar?
Kilpatrick: The biggest perk of my job is diversity because of being an Emergency Department Nurse. I see all ages and stages of life from the first breath of life to the last breath of life. We get to be strong and be there for people on their lowest day and in their time of greatest need.
AJC: What would you tell a young nurse about WellStar and why it’s a great place to work?
Kilpatrick: I would tell them I’ve actually worked for other hospital systems and I’ve never been treated with more respect at any other place of work than I have at WellStar. At WellStar, the possibilities for your nursing career are endless!
AJC: Do you have a special WellStar story to share?
Kilpatrick: My mom has been in the hospital since October and my management team has been so supportive and understanding. They’ve let me work my schedule around my family needs. I even got my mom transferred to a WellStar facility. I’ve always believed in what I call “momma care”, meaning if it isn’t good enough for my momma, it just isn’t good enough care. I never knew how much that mantra of nursing care I had created for myself would mean to me over the last few months as I’ve entrusted my mom’s care to WellStar.