She connects with patients so they feel more at ease
Colleen has been a PCA on peds for about 4 years, and in that time she has been a great asset to our team. She has done so many things to make the kids on this unit feel special. For example, when patients come in that we are familiar with, she always goes above and beyond to set up the room with things that she knows they will like. I have seen her take the extra time to pick special blankets and stuffed animals that appeal to the interests of chronic patients, or pick movies for certain kids that she knows they will like. She always takes the time to connect with patients and their families in order to make them feel comfortable and more at ease.
In addition to this, Colleen is furthering her education and is well on her way to becoming a physician’s assistant. She has continued to work on peds during her rigorous schooling, and she has used her knowledge to help the healthcare team. Her attention to detail, reliable notifications, and effective communication have not only benefited the healthcare team, but have also been extremely beneficial to her patients.
Colleen Snyder is a PCA on the pediatric unit at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She is the recipient of the 2021 Sunshine Award, which is given each year to team members who help our clinical staff provide exceptional care for patients and families.