Annie Small, RN, BSN, Charge Nurse, Medical/Surgical Unit

I oversee the Medical/Surgical Department on the night shift, helping to facilitate the workflow between nurses and communicating with doctors and patients. I try to put myself in my patients’ shoes. They might be having the worst day of their life, so I try to approach them with compassion and humility and make them feel safe. And I always try to do it with a smile. I love seeing my patients succeed. Whether its small little improvements each day, or the bigger success of seeing them go home. I just want to see them feeling better. I guess I just love a happy ending. That’s why most of us are in nursing.

When you’re our patient at St. Joseph Health, everyone is committed to the care you experience. Our quality service and excellent care shine through — from the biggest procedures to the smallest details. We know how uniquely privileged we are to serve our dear neighbors in Humboldt County.