As Hispanic Heritage Month concludes, we’re highlighting a Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital employee who makes a special impact on the Surgical Neuroscience unit. D’Erika Arboleda, R.N., answered a few questions about her favorite part of working at the hospital and what Hispanic Heritage Month means to her.
Name a Hispanic American you admire or think people should learn more about.
A Hispanic American I think people should learn more about is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — she’s the youngest congresswoman in U.S. history.
What is your favorite thing about working at Johns Hopkins All Children’s?
Aside from being a nurse on the Surgical Neuroscience unit, a.k.a. 7 North, my favorite thing about working at Johns Hopkins All Children’s is being a qualified bilingual interpreter. It’s a great feeling to be able to help Spanish-speaking families communicate their needs and concerns with the health care team.
This year's Hispanic Heritage Month theme is Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope. What does heritage and hope mean to you?
Heritage and hope mean that we have the ability to work hard and achieve our dreams regardless of where we came from.