Mary Bylen Celebrates 39 Years at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Mary Bylen Celebrates 39 Years at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center


(bright techno music) – I think I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was five years old. I’ve been in Franklin
Square for such a long time and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. I mean I did work in
other hospitals before Franklin Square but I’ve
just loved everything about it from day one. I’ve been here thirty nine plus years. And I love, I retired in
May and I loved my job so much that I came back
to do a zero hour position. And I wanted to come
back to my nursing unit and work with them again. Because we all just get
along so well together and enjoy what we do together. You know, we love our patients. We love the staff. From Administraio on down. I love being at the patients bedside and making them feel better about what they are going through
and calm their fears about their upcoming surgery and make sure their families are calm and understand what they are going through. There are just so many proud moments throughout my nursing career. When I worked in Labor and Delivery and delivered happy, healthy babies. When I worked in Ambulatory Surgery and I made parents and patients and their families feel better about what they were going through. I was the Magnet Chair and Co-Chair it was a new and exciting
thing for us to do but it took a lot of
buy-in from the staff. Once we had the buy-in, it was education. Educating the whole staff. We would go through to ever nursing unit we would take a cart
around and we would say we are Magnet, and, you
know, this I what we do. And, and we wanted to be
sure that they knew all the concepts of Magnet and what it, what it entailed. What you needed to do to
become a Magnet Hospital. I truly believe that Franklin Square is the best of the best as far as the patient care that they give and you know, my families are constantly calling me about you know Where should I go for this? What doctor should I see? You know, I always refer
them to Franklin Square. Because that’s where I want to be and that’s where I want my family to be. I know that if they come here they will get the best of the best care. Truly looking forward to um our new surgery pavilion opening up. Which is opening up in 2020. So, my plan, I just turned 67 years old but my plan is to be here for the opening of the new surgery pavilion. And I want to work in that pavilion for quite awhile before I
officially retire again. (bright techno music)

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