Featuring Mariella Hales

Mariella Hales

Mariella Hales, a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) on one of our medical units, has worked at SAH for 11 years both on the complex continuing care and medical units.

From hanging intravenous bags to comforting agitated patients, Mariella provides total patient care to a diverse patient population. “Our medical unit contains complex, medical, oncology and palliative patients and I really enjoy working with a variety of patients whose needs are all unique.” Mariella enjoys the unpredictable nature of her work. “This unit is very busy and I enjoy the challenge. From day to day, I am caring for different patients and my work is never the same.”

Mariella enjoys working with the entire team on her medical unit. “It’s wonderful to have so many professionals working together for the patient and teamwork is a very important part of my work. I know that I can always bring forward any patient care concerns to other staff and physicians and that we will work together to make the patient experience a positive one.”

What’s most rewarding to Mariella? “Patient interaction is the best part of my job. It’s easy to take things for granted but patients are very thankful for small gestures. It feels good to know that I

 have made someone’s day better or brighter.”

In her spare time, Mariella loves to read, cook and bake. She enjoys making dinner with friends and family, travelling and camping.

We recognize Mariella for her hard work, dedication and the compassionate and respectful care she provides to our patients!