Nurse Emily Fawcett at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side.(Lenox Hill)
In her nine years at Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side, Emily Fawcett has seen it all.
As a float nurse, she now jumps around from the emergency room to the COVID-19 units upstairs and everywhere in between as needed.
The unique role has allowed her to see all facets of the disease — from patients on their death beds to those fortunate enough to go home.
But she realized her fellow nurses in the emergency room haven’t been so lucky.
“To them, it’s just no end in sight. The patients are just rolling in," the 30-year-old nurse said. “They don’t see any light at the end of this tunnel.”
At a morning meeting last week, Fawcett decided to share with the ER nurses the good news she was witnessing first-hand. She called it a “Hope Huddle” — and now the idea is catching on across hospitals.
Nurses take part in a Hope Huddle at Lenox Hill Hospital.(Lenox Hill)