“It doesn’t feel like a job. I’ve never before had a job that I felt this happy to go to.”
Registered practical nurse Christine Rae has been a member of the team in Clinic 3 serving general internal medicine and infectious disease patients since 2015. The close-knit feel and community environment at MSH are what made Christine fall in love with working at the hospital.
“What I love most about my job are the patients who come through the door, and every person in the clinic makes it a great environment to work in.”
“Putting others before yourself has always been the family motto.”
Christine has learned through the years that once you come to this hospital, you feel like you have a family.
“It’s been a great opportunity to advance my skills; all the doctors here are so knowledgeable and approachable.”
During Nursing Week (May 6 – 12, 2019), Christine received the Robert J. Gall Award of Excellence for her leadership, compassion and commitment to our patients and their families. Christine said the award made her feel honoured and touched that the people around her reciprocated the respect she has for them and their work. Her exceptional contributions also earned her an honourable mention in the 2019 Hospital News Nursing Heroes awards.
Christine has learned from her colleagues that taking a kind, gentle approach to patient care is the way to get the best results.
Caring for others is a core value for Christine. When growing up, Christine was raised in a household where caring and nurturing were at the forefront.
“Putting others before yourself has always been the family motto,” she explained.
Her upbringing helped shape her into the nurse she is today.
When she’s not busy at work, Christine is at home with her two kids enjoying family nights in with movies and board games.