November 10, 2020

Year of the Nurse blog, Christine Williams: ‘I'm going to do the best I can to take care of your child’

Christine Williams

UC Davis Health’s Christine Williams thoroughly enjoyed her eight years as a flight nurse – she was exposed to a variety of situations, gained invaluable experience and generally thrived in the “controlled chaos” that she loves.

At the same time, she also came to understand the immense responsibility – suddenly thrust upon a flight nurse – to care for critically ill children who need to be rushed to the hospital. In particular, one young patient – and his parents – left a deep impression on her, to this day.

Hear Christine tell that unforgettable story, in her own words.

In celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday, 2020 is the Year of the Nurse. Beginning on National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and continuing throughout the year, a special blog will feature the stories, memories and motivations of UC Davis Health nurses.

Hear their words, and get to know why and how they invest such heart, passion, expertise and commitment in their life-changing work.