We are saddened by every death from COVID-19, and the death of a nurse hits especially close to home. WSNA is heartbroken at the passing of Kurt Julian, one of our nurses at Evergreen. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. We are here to support all our Evergreen nurses as we together grieve this tragic loss.
As a profession, nurses have stepped forward across the globe, putting their own lives on the line to care for patients through this pandemic. EvergreenHealth was the epicenter of COVID-19 when it first hit this country. Our nurses at Evergreen have been on the frontlines from day one caring for COVID-19 patients. The loss of our CCU colleague is devastating, we will miss him.
We salute our dear colleague, Kurt Julian, with the Nightingale Tribute:
He Was There
When a calming, quiet presence was all that was needed, he was there.
In the excitement and miracle of birth or in the mystery and loss of life, he was there.
When a silent glance could uplift a patient, family member or friend, he was there.
At those times when the unexplainable needed to be explained, he was there.
When the situation demanded a swift foot and sharp mind, he was there.
When a gentle touch, a firm push, or an encouraging word was needed, he was there.
In choosing the best one from a family’s “Thank You” box of chocolates, he was there.
To witness humanity — its beauty, in good times and bad, without judgment, he was there.
To embrace the woes of the world, willingly, and offer hope, he was there.
And now, that it is time to be at the Greater One’s side, he is there.
WSNA continues to advocate for the safety and protection of every nurse. Please reach out to your WSNA Nurse Representative Bret Percival at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.