Celebrating Women’s History Month: Courtney Reeves
Memorial is celebrating Women’s History Month by spotlighting members of our team who are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community. These inspiring women were nominated by their peers. We hope you enjoy learning about them!
Courtney is a Registered Nurse in our Medical/Surgical department.
When asked how she embodies Memorial’s mission to heal, inspire, and transform the health of our community, her nominator wrote, “Courtney inspires her coworkers to be the best nurses they can be. She not only focuses on her five patients while giving them the best care, but she also makes sure the rest of the patients on the floor are taken care of, just like if her own family member is the patient. Courtney deserves so much recognition for the five-plus years she has been here and for the amazing things she has done and taught other team members. She is a very selfless person that is always at work with a huge smile on her face and joy!”
Courtney answered a few questions so we could learn more about who inspires her.
What goes through your mind when you think of women who joined the workforce before you?
“What goes through my mind is how fortunate I am. I have grown up already having the ambition for success and not having to think about the limitations that I might have because of my gender. I am thankful for the sacrifices that the generations before me have made, fought through, and won.”
Have you drawn professional inspiration from other women? Tell us about someone who has inspired you.
“I have drawn professional inspiration from my mother. My mom is a nurse and has been for over 20 years. My mom went back to school even after having 3 kids at the time and fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse. She is such a patient and kind person, and I have always strived to be as great of a nurse as her. I also draw inspiration from my peers/coworkers. They really make this a great profession rather than just a job to go to. The teamwork we all have is such a blessing when you are taking care of people going through tough medical and personal issues.”
What is one thing you wish more people knew about women in the workplace?
“I guess I can currently speak about something only women can do in a workplace because I am carrying my first child. Women have the blessing of bearing children, and even though that is a choice, it really is a different experience because it challenges you and changes the way you function on a daily basis. It can be a very different experience for everyone. Instead of just worrying about yourself, you are responsible for not only your patients but also for the child growing inside of you. It makes you a more careful person.”
Congratulations on your nomination, Courtney, and thank you for all you do to support our team members and the community!