Can you imagine how it would be to go to work everyday and have to try and inspire calmness and hope to people who are in pain and scared of what the future may hold? Or worse, even if they have a future?
It takes a special person. The kind who doesn’t just “put on a face” of acting like they care but truly has a love of helping others and a deep devotion to their profession. Not only do they have to be compassionate but highly skilled as well.
Kari Clary Thomas is such a person.
The 1998 La Tech Nursing School graduate has been a Registered Nurse for Fresenius Medical Care ever since. Working with patients suffering from chronic kidney disease and related conditions, Thomas didn’t go into her profession to win awards or be recognized.
Her demonstration of outstanding professionalism and loving care has now earned both.
Earlier this week, Kari and her husband Wayne, enjoyed an all expense paid trip to Palm Springs, CA, where Thomas was presented with the prestigious CARE Award at the annual American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) National Symposium.
“Sometimes you have to encourage yourself. Sometimes encouragement comes from others,” quoted Thomas in a post on her Facebook page. “I am humbled and honored to have been nominated to receive this award. My soul has been truly blessed and I’m beyond grateful.”
During the presentation, Fresenius Medical Care had the following displayed.
Obviously they know her just as well as her friends and family do. It reinforces that no matter where she is, be it at work, at home, at church or following her kids around, Kari Thomas is a special person. Congratulations on winning this special award!
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