Norton Children’s emergency nurse recalls days with no EMS

Peggy Grimm reflects on her years at Norton Children’s and shares her most memorable recollections

What is your best memory of working at the children’s hospital?

“It’s hard to pick any one memory as my favorite from my years of working in the emergency room. I’ve always found it to be rewarding when I go into a room and the child’s grandmother is there and she remembers me and how I took care of her when she was a child. A local EMT shared with me that he decided his career path after I cared for him as a teenager after a car accident.

What is the most significant change you have seen over the years?

“The most significant change I can remember was that we did not have EMS to transport patients, and the police department transported critical patients in the back seat of their police car. Also, our trauma room had a fixed, wooden exam table that was in a room the size of one of our current regular exam rooms. We have since evolved into a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with a wonderful staff of physicians and nurses.”

Norton Children’s celebrates 125 years

In honor of our 125th birthday, we’d like to hear your favorite Norton Children’s memory. What does the hospital mean to you and your family? What’s your Norton Children’s wish for the next 125 years?

We want to capture and share these memories throughout the year — to tell the real story about the passion, love and miracles that have made Norton Children’s the place it is today.

Click here to tell us your story. When you complete the form, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a ride for two in the Norton Children’s Hospital hot air balloon. See rules here.