Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy One Year Anniversary to

One year ago, on May 6, 2013, we launched with our first partner, Mountain Midwifery Center in Denver, Colorado in honor of National Nurses Week. Happy Anniversary! Happy Nurses Week!

Since then patients and co-workers have been sending some pretty heart-warming DohJeNotes.

We wanted to keep things simple at first and just share notes one-to-one. Now we realize that these amazing notes can be super inspirational to others. So, we will be adding a new opt-in to share feature when composing a DohJeNote that lets the sender decide if they want to also share the note with the manager and possibly on the new DohJe gratitude board we're working on.

In the meantime, I asked one of the recent patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital if we could share one of her DohJeNotes as an example of some of the great gratitude being shared. I'm thrilled she said yes, and "...we love this ability to share our gratitude through Dohje..."

Thanks, Megan! Here is her DohJeNote to Janice at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital:
Janice T. Photo By: Eric Raeber
"Janice! I just found out about this website and I am so excited to send you a proper note thanking you for your love and support during and after the birth of our first child, daughter, Paige...Your sense of humor was a breath of fresh air and made me feel right at home throughout my roller coaster labor. I can't express enough, how wonderful our experience was during our stay in the L&D at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Your genuine compassion for our well being speaks volumes. You have chosen the perfect field and we are forever grateful that you have dedicated so many years to it. You kept us informed and calm throughout our labor that progressed quickly, sent us to the OR and then back to our room where we experienced the best day of our life. There is no other nurse that we would rather have had to be there to share it with. We are now almost 6 weeks postpartum and will begin practicing yoga with our little girl. Since it seemed that yoga is what got me through pushing so successfully. Thank you for keeping it real by sharing your own experiences and making us feel normal. You are amazing and we love you. Know that you are both respected and appreciated. You made our experience one we will never forget. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sending all our love and gratitude. Kindly, Megan, Kenny and Paige"
Here's to a great year #2 and many many more notes of gratitude!