Jenna Noone, RN
General Surgery, Manchester
I was honored to care for wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during my time in the Navy. It showed me what the human body is capable of despite tremendous trauma and how important a positive attitude is to healing. Knowing a patient’s days were not even comparable to my own, helped me keep things in perspective. Seeing their sacrifice and daily struggle humbled me and ultimately made me a better caregiver.
Among the Navy core values—honor, courage, commitment—caring for your fellow service members is one of the most important. You fail and succeed as a unit, so the well-being of your comrades becomes as important as your own. We need to take care of each other so we can take care of our patients.
Photo: Officer Development School Graduation Newport, RI 2012