Mar 02, 2023 / Spotlight
Get to Know our Staff: Sarah Dronzek, Registered Nurse
Scottish Rite for Children attended the 2023 D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards, where Scottish Rite registered nurse Sarah Dronzek received an award in the Direct Care category. She and so many other nurses help make Scottish Rite a wonderful place to be for our patients and families. Learn more about Sarah:
How long have you worked at Scottish Rite? How long have you been a nurse?
I was a nurse extern here at Scottish Rite in the summer of 2014. I worked at Children’s Medical Center once I graduated from nursing school, but I came back to Scottish Rite as quickly as I could in September of 2016. I have been a nurse for eight years now.
What area do you work in?
I recently transferred from the inpatient unit to the surgery department. I now work in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).
What do some of your daily tasks look like?
As a PACU nurse, I take care of patients immediately post surgery. I closely monitor their vital signs, levels of consciousness, surgical sites and surgical lines and drains. I help treat pain and manage any adverse effects my patients might develop from surgery and/or anesthesia
What is your favorite thing about being a nurse at Scottish Rite?
I love our patient population and the ability to witness the amazing work our talented physicians perform to help give our kids back their childhood. Scottish Rite is such a wonderful organization, and it feels more like a second family than a workplace.
How does it feel to be recognized for the care you provide?
Words will never be able to describe how deeply honored I am to have received this award. It truly means the world to me, and it validates the dedication and hard work that I’ve put into my career as a nurse. I am astounded by the amount of support that I have received throughout the process of receiving this award, and I cannot thank my nominator enough for nominating me!