I am Penn State Health: Sherly George
Sherly George is a long way from the small village of Keekozhoor in Kerala, India, where she was born, but her desire to care for others is as close to her heart as ever.
Working as a nursing assistant at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center, Sherly says she is fulfilling a calling to help people in need when their needs are the greatest.
What I Do in a Day
My current job duties include one-on-one monitoring of patients, especially behavioral health crisis patients, taking EKGs, recording vital signs and helping patients in any way possible, no matter which floor I’m on.
My Biggest Challenge
Many people will agree when I mention COVID-19. It has been a stressful year for all of us. For me personally, I continuously sit for four consecutive hours per COVID patient, monitoring each one while in the same room. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done on the job, but I gain much personal satisfaction knowing that I am helping patients in need.
Why I’m Excited about Joining the Penn State Health Family
For a little over 15 years, I have been a proud Holy Spirit employee. I only have positive things to say about Penn State Health’s new ownership of our hospital.
Why I’m Proud to Work for Penn State Health
I always ensure that each patient is treated like a family member and their surroundings are clean. It makes me proud when patients have a smile on their face when I take care of them.
Why Nursing Assistants Should Join Us at Holy Spirit or Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center
I believe that the teamwork and sense of camaraderie among our employees is second to none.
How I Spend My Free Time
My hobbies include trying to cook new foods, shopping and tending to my garden.
On My Bucket List
I would like to visit the Holy Land with my family someday.
What Others Say About Sherly
“Sherly takes excellent care of her patients and takes pride in her work, often going above and beyond to complete tasks without having to be asked. She is constantly moving – I rarely see her sitting down.”
~ Michelle Kissinger, registered nurse clinical staff leader
Penn State Health has opportunities for compassionate, skilled nursing assistants like Sherly, as well as registered nurses and new graduate nurses, to join these departments, among others:
- Acute care
- Critical care
- Surgical services
- Emergency Department
- Intensive care unit
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