Recovering from surgery, Bruno Barro was afraid he would miss his beloved wife’s funeral. Kaiser Permanente nurses in Modesto stepped in to help.
Sometimes, healing means much more than taking care of someone’s physical needs.
Tiffany Harkins, RN, was caring for a 91-year-old patient recovering from colon cancer surgery at KP Modesto Medical Center, when she noticed him crying on his hospital bed.
She approached Bruno Barro and learned that Antoinetta, his beloved wife, had recently died in hospice care. He said her funeral was the next day. And he wouldn’t be able to attend, due to his hospitalization.
But Tiffany was determined to help Bruno heal from his emotional pain. She contacted her manager, who in turned spoke with Kaiser Permanente hospital leaders and administrators. Less than 24 hours later, Bruno attended the funeral mass in a wheelchair pushed by the manager, Quyen Nguyen, RN.
Watch the short video above to see Bruno and his caring nurses.