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Caregiver Stories

During these unprecedented times, healthcare professionals around the world have faced a myriad of challenges and adapted to a “new normal.” They have made countless sacrifices every day, and we can’t thank them enough.

This year, we plan to feature several amazing caregivers who have touched your life – whether it was recently, or many years ago. Help us identify these diamonds in the rough.

James Bamber, RN - One of Baton Rouge's frontline warriors

Meet ICU nurse James Bamber, who personifies selflessness and sacrifice 

In March 2020, COVID-19 arrived in Baton Rouge, LA. Ochsner Medical Center ICU nurse James Bamber and his wife Katie Bamber – also a nurse and in her third trimester with the couple’s fourth child – knew they had to do something drastic to keep their patients and family safe from the virus. Together, they made a decision that would leave an indelible mark on their family: James would move in with his sister until their son was born, and – for the first time in their marriage – he wouldn’t be able to be present for the birth. As James told us, “It’s a small sacrifice to make compared to what our patients and their families are going through.” Thank you, James and Katie Bamber, for your selflessness and sacrifice, sense of purpose and your perspective. The world is a brighter place with caring and compassionate nurses like you in it.

"James' story is everyone's story. James' story is unique in the sense that he went through having a new child in the middle of this."

 Eric Rogers, ACNP 



Some people are just destined for greatness

They’re the nurses patients can never forget, the caregivers colleagues aspire to emulate, and the men and women who go above and beyond for their patients, giving of themselves in countless ways. They’re superheroes in scrubs, and we want to honor them for the incredible and inspiring work they do each and every day.





Nominate a
heroic healer

Throughout the year we will select the stories of several standout nurses to feature in our Caregiver Stories series.

We know all caregivers are amazing. Please be sure to include what truly sets your nominee apart from all the other incredible caregivers out there. 

Thank you for your nomination. If your nominee is selected, you will be notified by Feb 28. Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.

Judy Gay, NP – our first Caregiver Stories nominee

Meet Judy Gay, the
“Wonder Woman of Pediatrics”

Although on paper Judy Gay, NP, retired from a decades-long career in nursing in 2019, she’s never stopped visiting and advocating for the chronically ill children who were under her care at Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health in Macon, GA. Dr. Edward Clark, one of the doctors Judy worked closely with for many years, said it best: “Judy is the wonder woman of pediatrics.” We couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Judy, for all that you’ve done and all that you’ll continue to do for these children and their families.

“Judy took the care we had to offer in the ICU and made it available to these kids at home. When there was no system existing to do that, Judy was the whole system.”  

 Dr. Lowell Clark