Behind every good doctor is a great nurse. “These dedicated men and women are crucial to helping us physicians do our job with finesse and compassion,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says.
In honor of National Nurses Week, The Doctors teamed up with registered nurse and Scrubs magazine editor Katie Duke to surprise a fellow RN named Laura with a head-to-toe makeover.
Laura’s 25-year nursing career began in labor and delivery then later segued into perinatology. She currently manages a maternity service program called Sweet Success, which assists diabetic patients with high-risk pregnancies.
Laura was selected from thousands of nurses across the country after her daughter, Nicole, nominated her in a heartfelt letter. “She is such an inspiration to everyone,” Nicole says. “She’s the reason why I’m a nurse, and there is no one more deserving to be pampered for a day than her.”
Laura was sent to Spoke & Weal salon in Los Angeles to have her hair and makeup done. She was then outfitted with comfortable new footwear and antimicrobial, fluid-repellant medical apparel from Strategic Partners before joining The Doctors to reveal her transformation.
“It was a wonderful day,” Laura says. “I feel absolutely blessed and very lucky.”
As an added surprise, Burke Williams offers to treat Laura to their signature spa experience. Plus, to help Laura's hands stay soft and clean on the job, Robin McGraw Revelation provides her with a one-year supply of Handy Candy moisturizing antibacterial wipes.
"We appreciate everything that all of you nurses do — for patients, for us," Dr. Travis says.