There’s No Place I’d Rather Be

Portrait by Tony Weeg

For Matt Smart, a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, coming to work is never a chore. 

“I always feel supported, and I’m always excited to come to work,” he said. 

Smart accepted his position with TidalHealth at the height of the pandemic, and he said there’s no place he’d rather be.  

“The teamwork that we have here is amazing. We all really enjoy working together,” he said. “Sometimes people come here and they’re really sick and they require a lot of resources. It’s all hands on deck all the time, and everyone is always on point.”

As a new nurse, Smart said he has been appreciative of the TidalHealth team members who took time to pass on knowledge and make sure he was properly trained. 

“I was lucky enough to have a preceptor who had been here for quite some time and she was exactly what I needed,” he said. “Because of her, I am well-rounded and excited to grow my career here at TidalHealth.”

“Whether you’ve been here for years, or just a short amount of time, you feel like you belong,” he said. “I would recommend TidalHealth to anyone in the nursing field.” CS