Brett Bradley, 10 South
Since he was young, Brett Bradley has enjoyed singing – no matter the place. Ever since 1992 when he began working as a Registered Nurse on Memorial’s 10 South, Brett has been singing throughout the hallways, break rooms and patient rooms. Whatever the song, Brett’s vocal talents have brought smiles and warmth to a place where many are suffering from cancer.
An elderly patient on 10 South, who was quite depressed, was scheduled for discharge to an extended care facility. One of Brett’s co-workers asked him if he would stop by the patient’s room and sing to her before she left. He agreed to do so and went about his workday, but forgot about his promise to sing until he was at home that evening.
Knowing the woman would be discharged from Memorial before he was scheduled to work again, Brett visited the patient on his day off. Sitting down and with his guitar in hand, Brett sang several songs to the ailing woman. The next day, the patient told Kelly Czarnecki, director, 10 South, she had been “serenaded” by a very dear gentleman.
This stream of compassion filling the hallways and rooms of 10 South is something Brett simply does as part of his job.
“For those 8 to 12 hours that I’m with patients, I try and make their lives a little bit better.”