Anticipation Equals Excellence

Scott Luhmann, M.D., is in the midst of a complex spinal surgery in a brightly lit, chilly operating room when he reaches up his hand and prepares to call for the next needed instrument. 

Before the words are even fully formed in the mouth of the chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, a nurse gives him the instrument.

That nurse is Pat Long, a 20-year St. Louis Shriners Hospital veteran and the winner of the 2020 DAISY Award. Her ability to anticipate the needs of the various surgeons is a part of what makes her so good at her job.

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