|Cesar, middle, with outgoing Clinical Director Kris, right, and Exec. Director Ron at a recent transition meeting.
Nursing Heart Friends,
Kris Nelson, our current Clinical Director takes her leave this weekend and her parting required of us to engage in a search for someone to fill her shoes. This search began last March.
When we engaged in a search for our clinical director, it was exciting to learn of the interest of Cesar Santos in helping us fulfill our mission here in his native country. I have known and respected the nursing care provided by Cesar since my first days in Guatemala in 2004. As a matter of fact, he inspired me to look at nursing as a career during that time.
He brings a beautiful caring heart to this work and you can get a glimpse of it through his response to my question to him about his motivations. Cesar writes,
My motivation to work with Nursing Heart is to help the people in the communities we serve. I will help to provide the development to improve the health of people, respecting the customs and the values of each one, and coordinating the different activities necessary to achieve the objectives and goals established by Nursing Heart.
I follow the example of Santo Hermano Pedro, because he taught me to be a better person every day. Brother Pedro showed how to live without social discrimination of the sick. He helped to improve the health of the people with compassion towards the neighbor.
Welcome, Cesar. It’s great to have you with us. Kris promises to continue to consider herself as part of the team. We continue to wish her well as she gets back to things in Portland.