Nursing is Lisa Cox’s true calling. Born and raised in Galt, she is one of the last graduating alumni of the St. Mary’s School of Nursing where she trained under the diligent and compassionate watch of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
In the following 25 years nursing throughout Ontario, Lisa has gathered a breadth of clinical experience rarely found in one nurse – from critical care, to surgery, to emergency medicine. These experiences have made for a rewarding and dynamic career doing what she loves; caring for the sick.
It was family that drew Lisa home to the Waterloo Region. “My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I just knew that I needed to be closer to him and my mother.”
As a provider of care both at work and home, Lisa knows how important it is to engage not just patients, but their families as well.
“Families don’t carry the same symptoms,” she says. “But they hurt too. As a nurse, I make an effort to engage with my patient families to make sure they know what’s going on and how they can be of help. It makes a huge difference to everyone.”
Lisa is a perioperative nurse, currently dividing her time between St. Mary’s intensive care unit and endoscopy programs. Her warm and infectious personality makes Lisa a perfect fit with the culture of compassionate caring at St. Mary’s – providing even the sickest patients in our ICU and their families with the comfort of knowing they are in good hands.
Given her vast nursing expertise, Lisa could have chosen to work almost anywhere, but it was St. Mary’s that had her heart. “I feel like I am home. I have been blessed to work in some great places with great people, but there is something special at St. Mary’s. I am honored to have returned to where my nursing career began.”