Congratulations to Rachael Weil, M.S.N., R.N., advanced nursing education specialist in the CVICU, for being honored with a Patriot Award for her support of employee service in the armed forces reserve.
Katie Cassandra, R.N., a CVICU nurse who serves in the Air Force Reserve, reached out to Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to nominate Rachael for this honor. During eight years of active duty, Katie was stationed in Korea, Germany, Alaska and the U.S. mainland. She has served in the reserves for four years and joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s a year ago.
“Rachael always asks about my schedule and the weekends I need to travel to Miami to fulfill my service,” said Katie. “When you leave active duty one of the scariest things is whether you will find an employer who will understand and support your continued service, and Rachael has been incredibly supportive.”
The award was presented during a CVICU staff meeting by Roger Trout, Florida training director for ESGR. It includes a certificate signed by the Secretary of Defense recognizing Rachael and also citing Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as a patriotic employer for its support of reserve service.