Linda Ross, NICU Nurse
Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital
Nominated by Sarah Terhune
My son Charlie arrived at 28 weeks due to IUGR and Preeclampsia. He weighed only 1 pound 10 ounces at birth. I remember being scared when we first visited him in the NICU, not knowing the outcome for our son or understanding what he would have to overcome in order to bring him home. My husband and I felt very lost and frightened for our new “NICU life”.
Linda Ross quickly became our primary nurse for our 76-day stay and we couldn’t have been more fortunate! She was amazing at caring for Charlie and becoming a calming voice during stressful times. She was wonderful at explaining Charlie’s day-to-day status – and doing so in an honest way. Linda was also our son’s biggest cheerleader when we reached NICU milestones and taught us how to care for our premature son. Linda became part of our family during our stay and we cannot thank her enough for her support and love.