Caregiver: Pam Mizerany


When Pam Mizerany, RN, learned that one of her best friends and fellow nurse at Tampa General Hospital, Debbie, was in dire need of a life-saving kidney, she immediately raised her hand to help. Fortunately for Debbie, the pair of friends were a perfect match. Hear more about Pam and her selfless act, and the deep bond that exists between them that allowed both to continue doing what they love: caring for their patients.    


Caregiver: James Bamber

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.

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Caregiver: Judy Gay

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.

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Caregiver: Temple University, Intensive Care Unit

The streets of north Philadelphia are no strangers to poverty and violence. Inside Temple University Hospital’s Level 1 Surgical ICU, a dedicated team of nurses see it all. Driven by empathy, compassion, grit and determination, these exceptional caregivers face trauma after trauma head on – advocating for their patients and strengthening their community, one patient at a time. Through their shared experiences of tremendous grief, miraculous recoveries, and everything in between, this unit has become a family and forged unbreakable bonds.

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