Thank You to FPB Alumni Video Transcription

Participants and Transcript of Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Faculty and Staff “Thank You” to FPB Alumni Video

Hi, I’m Carol Musil, Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. I, and members of our faculty and staff, extend to you, our incredible alumni, our deepest appreciation. Thank you for all that you do – in your daily work, in the care you provide to patients, and the leadership that you demonstrate. You make us proud. Stay safe, stay healthy, and please stay in touch.

Dedra Hanna-Adams, financial aid director: I would like to thank each and every one who is on the front lines, providing care and service to our COVID-19 patients…

Dr. Shanina Knighton, former FPB Legacy Fellow and current faculty:  I want to send positivity, hope, healing, inspiration, and safety your way and for your loved ones…

Dr. Cathy Koppelman, adjunct faculty: You are finding the capacity deep within you which you probably never believed was possible to face your fears and find that courage to take care of your patients: to get stamina to match the exhaustion that you feel; calmness in the midst of all the stress and the overwhelming burdens and needs of patients; resilience to support each other – all for your patients and your families. You are doing noble work.

Teona Griggs, director of student services: I want you to know that your efforts are very much appreciated. Thank you so much for all that you do. Thank you for being a nurse and thank you for caring for others.

George Umbarger, procurement specialist: Whatever you’re doing, wherever you are doing it – thank you for contributing.

Dr. Mary Franklin, lead faculty of Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner programs and alumna of FPB: I wanted to say thank you for all of your work as a nurse and that we are all in this together.  

Martell Jackson, research assistant for the Lead Screening Project: For all Case alumni and healthcare workers that work for the city of Cleveland, that are assisting in helping families during this COVID-19 pandemic, we appreciate all of your help and services, and we support you in every way.

Dr. Carolyn Harmon Still, assistant professor: I want to praise you for your strength. I want to thank you for your grace, and most importantly, your resilience during this time. Just know that you are nursing heroes.  

Greg Gustovic, building/facilities attendant: Sincerest gratitude for all health professionals who are risking their own health to maintain the health of other people. It really amazes me to witness this level of willingness to help others.

Dr. Sonya Moore, program director, Nurse Anesthesia: To our multiple CRNA’s across the country, who are leaving their comfort zone from the operating room and going into OR’s and managing intensive care units as nurse practitioners. I am proud of all our alumni and proud of our CRNA’s across the country.

Dr. Debbie Dillon, assistant professor and faculty: I want to thank my colleagues in medicine, nursing and healthcare, for the powerful message you are sending out about our professions. I look forward to working with you during this time, both as an acute care nurse practitioner, as well as an educator.

Fabrienne Alexander, department assistant, QSEN Institute, Hirsh Institute, University Center of Aging and Health: I want to thank everyone – all of our nurses, our healthcare professionals, for being on the front line helping with this COVID-19 pandemic. We all wish you to be safe, and healthy and to stay calm.

Dr. Amy Bieda, director, BSN program: I would like to thank all of my friends who are working so hard in the hospital systems, with all the patients, both with COVID-19 and without COVID-19. It’s a very difficult and unprecedented time in healthcare and especially in nursing care.

Cookie Shade, front desk receptionist: Please know that we are thinking of you all.  We love you all, and thank you so much for everything that you are doing. Stay strong and be safe.

Christine Horvat-Davey, PhD program, VAQS post-doctoral fellow: Know your efforts are greatly appreciated. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families to stay safe and be well.

Tanya Smith, assistant to Associate Dean for Research: We love you, we support you and we just thank you immensely for everything that you are doing. Be safe. Stay well.

Leslie Stroud, faculty and alumna: I’d like to express my deepest thanks and gratitude to all the alumni who are practicing social distancing and also to those who are currently working long hours while caring for patients with COVID-19.

Dr. Molly Jackson, director, Master of Nursing program: Our FPB family has always responded in times of need. I want to wish each of you good health and blessings. Thank you again.