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In honor of Nurses Week, celebrated May 6-12, we want to give a special thank you to our UW Medicine nurses for the exceptional care they provide to our patients, their families, and our larger community.

Read thank yous, kudos and notes of gratitude from UW Medicine patients and community members.

Patient relations praise

Gratitude and feedback submitted to patient relations.

Harborview Medical Center

“Nurse *Erin is the bomb! If it weren’t for her I would have been in the hospital much longer. I was on floor 6 after back surgery!”

UW Medical Center – Northwest

“My nurses Chelsea and Mariam were fantastic. Caring and fun. Just what I think of as the perfect nurse.”

Kathy, my nurse, was absolutely supportive and super caring. If it wasn’t for her, this 6-hour ER trip could have been absolutely awful. But she made sure I was okay as possible and I felt like she really listened to my concerns.”

UW Medical Center – Montlake

“The nurse who helped during my procedure and follow up, Nick, is probably one of the best medical professionals I have encountered lately. I appreciated his friendliness, professionalism and skill.”

UW Medicine Primary Care

“Our Primary doctor, and the nurses are so helpful to me, it cannot be improved, and the care has always helped improved my systems.”

Valley Medical Center

“Overall, we had a great experience in the birthing center. We were lucky enough to be assigned an amazing nurse, Eunju (goes by Juju). She instantly helped us trust her in my labor process. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, & supportive. She provided so much comfort when I was in a ton of pain. She also was assigned to us the next day. Her great care continued, but this time also went to our baby boy. She was so great with him & also helped me get started breast feeding. We live in South Tacoma but would consider choosing Valley to birth our next baby, just because we’d have a chance to have Juju as our nurse again!”

Social media shoutouts

Kudos and heartfelt comments from the community on Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter), LinkedIn and Facebook.

Facebook logo “The best nurses are UW Nurses!”

Facebook logo “uw medicine and Harborview saved my life. I will forever be grateful for those doctors and nurses that were there and are still there!”

Facebook logo “Thank you L&D and NICU Nurses for everything you have done for my two preemie daughters and myself, both of my girls are thriving, almost 15yrs old and almost 9yrs old, they are gifts I received because of your care. Happy Nurses week!”

Facebook logo “I have always praised my Nurses & CNAs. But especially this last year I had a lot of medical issues. Family, Friends, Nurses & CNAs held me together. Love them all!!”

Facebook logo “I am at the end of my 5 year cancer treatments at Fred Hutchinson and every nurse I had in those 5 years absolutely the best!”

Facebook logo “Wonderful nurses at UW!!”

LinkedIn logo “We are the workforce for the world!! 😊”

Facebook logo “My husband was recently at Harborview overnight. He commented on how great the care was, especially the nurses! Thank you HMC!”

Facebook logo “UW Nurses are smart nice and doing their job perfectly love the team”

Facebook logo “Uw cardiac nurses are life savers! always went the extra mile to help me. Forever grateful for all of them.”

Facebook logo “The Nurses in the Transplant team that were in the kidney surgery and throughout my stay at UWMC were a godsend for my quick recovery in 2018. Thank you all.”

Facebook logo “And UW Medicine has the best nursing staff. They are actually the best of the best! Thank you for your personal care.”

Instagram logo “We value all of your hard work and care! Thank you for all you do!”

Facebook logo “Nurses are Angels sent down from heaven who best care patients!!!”

Facebook logo “Waking up after open heart surgery at UofW a very gentle nurse touched my hand and told me all would be fine. Don’t remember much but she was an angel.”

Facebook logo “Love Harborview nurses.”

Facebook logo “Spent five and a half weeks there after spinal cord surgery. Nurses were the greatest hitting me up on my feet. Checking in after the student doctor visits and getting me ready for PT. Made the time fly and smile on your face”

Facebook logo “Huge sincere thanks. Thrilled that you serve people from Montana and beyond!”

Facebook logo “Nurses are the best!”

Facebook logo “Such wonderful kindness!”

Facebook logo “Ambulatory Meling Bldg 8th FL rocks!! They are the sweetest, kindest n most caring nurses n staff u will Ever meet!! 💛💛”

Facebook logo “Thank you Harborview and Nursing staff. You saved my family members life many years ago! ❤️”

Show your appreciation

Want to show your recognition or appreciation for an incredible colleague? Visit the UW Medicine Recognition and Appreciation site (UW NetID required) for resources on how to share and show your support for your team members.


Raves & Raves is a monthly column of positive feedback received from patients and community members.