Jeanne Horsey, MSN, APN
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Madison Pediatrics
Horsey has been a registered nurse for 26 years and a nurse practitioner for 20 and says it’s been amazing to be a part of the team at Madison Pediatrics as the practice has quickly adapted to these unprecedented circumstances.
“The hardest part has been limiting physical contact with patients, but through telemedicine we have been able to connect with patients right in their own living rooms,” she says. “It has been fun to see the kids in their Spider-Man PJs or amongst their toys and pets.”
COVID-19 has been tough on the Horsey family—with four children, one a graduating high school senior and one moving up to high school, both needed to have virtual graduations.
“They have missed out on numerous events that had been looked forward to, but we are making the best of it,” she says. “The silver lining has been new-found family time with all four kids at home before our second teen heads off to college!”
Horsey shares a strong connection with her patients and was surprised when one family reached out to help during COVID-19.
“As soon as it became clear that PPE (personal protective equipment) was going to be a critical piece to keeping health care workers and patents safe, one of our own families, the Fitzpatricks, reached out to me to ask if they could help,” she says.
“This amazing family had relatives from across the country making cloth masks while sourcing and donating much-needed N95 masks. It was so heartwarming to know our own patients were stepping up to help make sure we had what we needed to stay safe.”
Horsey wants patients to know that she is looking forward to seeing them in person again soon.
“Throughout this event, everyone throughout Atlantic Health System, including our team at Madison Pediatrics, never missed a beat,” she says.
“There has been a constant effort to adjust workflow to keep staff and patients safe while providing care to the community. Our patients should know that we miss them! Each week new developments have allowed us to slowly and safely reconnect with our patients.”