McLaren Greater Lansing Recognizes Victoria Romero as Its 2022 Outstanding Hispanic/Latino Caregiver

Victoria Romero, Labor & Delivery Department certified surgical tech, first assistant at McLaren Greater Lansing, has been recognized as one of the Lansing Latino Health Alliance's 2022 Outstanding Hispanic/Latino Caregivers.

This award is given annually to a caregiver who has made a significant impact in the life of a patient, exceeded expectations in carrying out their responsibilities, and demonstrated exceptional professionalism in the workplace. Romero was nominated for the award by her co-workers, recognizing her outstanding achievements in these areas.

Described by her co-workers as always willing to help and skillful in her work, Romero always goes above and beyond her responsibilities.

"She is able to talk to patients in such a way that they feel reassured by her calm confidence. Patients, as well as staff, are always thankful for her assistance,” said Sarah Sproull, a co-worker in the Labor & Delivery Department at McLaren Greater Lansing. 

In Romero's nomination letter, her co-worker highlighted a situation in which Romero played a crucial role during a life-threatening C-section. Romero assisted the physicians with confidence and professionalism and utilized her expertise to lead her peers to ensure the right specialized instruments were used during the procedure.

"Even after the patient was recovered and to her room, Victoria continued to help the nurses with her care [and] went and checked on the patient. The patient specifically named her when thanking the team who was involved in her emergency delivery,” said Sproull. "She jumps into every opportunity to help with a cheerful attitude and goes above and beyond in her job role.”

Another nomination letter shared an instance where Romero went above and beyond for a patient by helping the attending physician with her care.

"Victoria is always there to help in times of need and provides extra care to our moms who do not have a support person. She is very important to our unit, and we could not function without her. She deserves this award and much more,” said Tamiliki Foster, an RN in the Labor & Delivery Department at McLaren Greater Lansing.

Victoria was honored at an award ceremony hosted by the Lansing Latino Health Alliance in April. Many of her McLaren co-workers and family were in attendance to cheer her on.

"I am extremely humbled and honored to have received this award. I have been blessed to work in an environment with amazing nurses, physicians, and fellow techs,” said Romero. "I truly love what I do, and I am grateful that I was put on this path to work in labor and delivery. I never thought I would love to work and care for such a beautiful group of people and I'm glad that this is where I'm meant to be at this moment in my life.”

McLaren is proud to recognize Victoria Romero and her outstanding care for our community. 

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