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Know the Nurses: Home Care Nurse Margaret Williams

If you have a home care nurse in your home, you already know what an important part of your life they become. Today in Know the Nurses, we’re introducing you to home care nurse Margaret Williams, RN, who has been with PHS since July 2011 (the year PHS started home care nursing!). Want to learn more about the home care nursing department and how we train new hires? Check out this post.

We already know these nurses provide comprehensive, round-the-clock care for patients in their homes every day, but here are a few fun facts about Margaret you might not know. 

  1. It’s my passion taking care of special abled children.  I don’t know what else I would do if not working with my little friends helping them feel their best which gives me my greatest satisfaction.
  2. I love to make up new songs to sing for my little friends at work and these made up songs seems to work at least 99% of time to calm them.
  3. I pray for my little friends every single day.
  4. I can’t stop talking to my little friends. I love telling them how amazing and how strong  and how loved they are.
  5. I enjoy nature and I love traveling but not driving long distance.
  6. I studied higher education in three countries in three continents.
  7. I can speak three major languages and several dialects.
  8. I would rather have a cup of tea over a WIFI…..yes….tea is that important.
  9. I have been a nurse for a little over 12 years now and I love every minute of it. When I was a little girl in the African jungle, I was told by my mother that I had healing hands. Many days I woke up to mothers with crying colic babies. I would instruct those babies only to cry for a reason. I would hold them and give them back to their mothers and then I would hear stories that their babies would sleep without crying and never needed any further treat. That really made me so happy that I started praying to God to bless me with healing hands. Then I wanted to work in hospitals but I found myself in home care.
  10. I grew up in a small village called Njumbiri in Embu town-Eastern  province of Kenya in Africa. I have 2 degrees and I received my nursing Diploma from Century College.
  11. In my free time, I simply can’t stop reading uplifting books . I also enjoy gardening, spending quality time with my amazing only son and friends.
  12. Being a PHS nurse is the best thing I ever did for my career. PHS has entrusted me the most important group of amazing kids. PHS has taught me to be independent and to push myself to better the lives of the group of kids that I serve. PHS is part of a large family that you can lean on whether you have challenges with the kids we serve or we have challenges with our loved ones. I feel blessed with the team I work with especially my amazing nurse managers I have had over the years.
  13. The coolest trip I have ever taken was to Taj-Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, in Agra India.
  14. I have a dream to change someone’s life for the best. I have helped educate several people supporting with their education fees and just empowering them, including strangers. When someone is better than me, it’s a game changer because life is better when everyone else is better. This applies to all my kiddos. Changing life one at a time…that’s the beauty of being a home care nurse – especially a PHS home care nurse. You too can have healing hands if you let it be.

We love learning more about home care nurses and hearing their stories. Do you know a PHS nurse who you’d like to see highlighted? Leave his or her name here or on our Facebook page and we’ll take it from there! If you’re interested in starting your career with PHS, click here

Originally published: September 7, 2021