Fontline heroes

  • Marcy Maramo-Bliss, director of nursing at ManorCare Health Services-Arlington Heights shows off her donation to  Children with Hairloss.  Colleague Bridget Adegbenro, business office manager at ManorCare helped Marcy with her new look.

    Marcy Maramo-Bliss, director of nursing at ManorCare Health Services-Arlington Heights shows off her donation to Children with Hairloss. Colleague Bridget Adegbenro, business office manager at ManorCare helped Marcy with her new look. Courtesy of Anne Berge

 
Kelly Kessler
Updated 4/29/2020 8:55 AM

Nurses are being heralded as frontline heroes, and at ManorCare Health Services,-Arlington Heights, the Director of Nursing Marceliana "Marcy" Maramo-Bliss exemplifies that role, helping patients every day.

"Our entire team has been working long hours taking care of our patients and each other. Over the last 10 weeks our patients and staff have grown closer than you'd ever imagine," according to Anne Berge, administrator at ManorCare-Arlington Heights. "They are pulling together to help in any role necessary we are taking care of one another."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Recently that role included hairdresser, as Marcy realized her hair was restricting her ability to wear her PPE in a comfortable manner. Marcy was planning on donating her hair to Children with Hairloss, so she allowed her colleague Bridget Adegbenro, ManorCare's business office coordinator, to speed the donation along.

Marcy now sports what her team calls a "warrior" cut and she feels great while taking care of patients and wearing PPE.

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