Apr 20, 2023 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: Teresa Brimer, Inpatient Nursing Unit

How long have you worked at Scottish Rite for Children? How long have you been a nurse?
I have worked at Scottish Rite for 18 ½ years and have been a nurse for almost 23 years.

What area do you work in?
I have spent my entire career at Scottish Rite serving the Inpatient Nursing unit.

What do some of your daily tasks look like?
After spending 13 years as a clinical nurse manager serving the Inpatient unit, I recently transitioned to the Inpatient care coordinator position. I'm still learning my new role and am excited about the opportunity. I am responsible for coordinating and planning the inpatient stays of our long-term patients. I also meet with families on the unit at admission, discuss the plan of care and ensure their discharge needs are met before they go home. I collaborate with our phenomenal interdisciplinary team throughout each day.

What is your favorite thing about being a nurse at Scottish Rite?
The people are my favorite! I truly enjoy the people I work with daily. They feel like a part of my family. Likewise, the patients and families we care for on the Inpatient Unit also feel like family. It's so fulfilling to be a small part in the incredible things we do to improve the lives of our pediatric patients. I've seen so many amazing patient transformations during my time at Scottish Rite. 

How does it feel to be recognized for the care you provide?
I am honored and humbled to be recognized as one of the Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses for 2023. This award recognizes nurses for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession. It is truly meaningful to be nominated by a highly respected peer, and I'm so grateful to work with the extraordinary team at Scottish Rite for Children. 

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