On Top of Going Under
If Nurse Anesthetist Paige Saunders wrote an advertisement for surgery at HCMC, it would read something like this: "Making your experience so good you’ll wish you weren’t asleep for it!" The tagline captures her approach to the delivery of care, using humor and laughter to connect with patients and help them cope with difficult situations. "My heart is truly in this to care for others," said Paige. She is passionate about her job and devoted to her patients. "Right before patients are asleep I put my hand on their cheek and tell them we are going to take good care of them. We will be with them the entire time they are in surgery, monitoring their pain and anesthesia."