Employee Spotlight: Sandra Ivette Carrasquillo Delgrado
As we celebrate the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are shining a spotlight on one of our incredible nurses, Sandra Ivette Carrasquillo Delgrado! Sandra shared with us what Hispanic culture and being Hospice RN means to her. Thank you, Sandra, for sharing your story and for all you do!
My name is Sandra Ivette Carrasquillo Delgrado, I am from Puerto Rico – a commonwealth of the USA. I am a Latina, Registered Nurse, with a BSN. I am the first to graduate from college in my family and first to study in the wonderful medical field, known as nursing. It has been an honor to serve the community I reside in – Mobile, Alabama.
Hospice, as my final career nursing path, has been a rewarding experience. I love working alongside such a compassionate team at Springhill Home Health and Hospice. My goal is to educate the Latino community about Hospice and the services offered to the patients and families. Death and dying has been a taboo in the Hispanic culture. I want to bring my insights and teachings to others to help them understand how to make the transition easier. When I’m able to do this, it is a gratifying and heartwarming experience that I see as job well done. I thank Abode Healthcare – Springhill Home Health and Hospice – for the opportunity of bringing culture and expanding services to our community and allowing this nurse to be a part of this amazing community.
Thank you, Sandra
We are so thankful for each member of our team and to Sandra for sharing her thoughts on Hispanic Heritage Month. Each member of our team brings valued talents and skills. Of course, Sandra brings her own skills, as well. She has used skills from her Hispanic Heritage to help educate and communicate with our Hispanic patients and community. It has been a blessing for our team and community to have a nurse who gives insight about the Hispanic culture. Sandra’s bilingual abilities help the Hispanic community with education and understanding how to help care for their loved ones. We are so thankful for Sandra, our Hispanic staff, Hispanic community, and our entire team as we work together to help the people of our community.