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I have had the good fortune to have worked with Nicolien Wilder for many years in the hospital inpatient setting. Nicolien started our wound/skin care program and developed into a regional model for what wound, and skin care should be. She is one of the most knowledgeable and skillful people I have ever worked with. As part of that program, Nicolien developed expertise in foot/nail care in order to prevent foot and heel infections and skin breakdown. Under her leadership the entire program was very successful and was the first program of its kind in the region. If I, or any of my loved ones, ever need foot care, I will be seeking out Nicolien for her expert care and advice.
I worked with Nicolien for many years, and she consistently provided patient care at the highest levels of skill and professionalism. I have trusted her to manage the most difficult skin and nail issues and to appropriately involve other professionals when the situation requires different skill sets.
I am writing this letter of recommendation for Nicolien Wilder, whom I had the privilege of working with for several years as she functioned in the roles of Charge Nurse and Wound Care Coordinator at UVA Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital.
Nicolien is a stand-out clinician and delivers her care with a compassion and level of expertise that is rarely seen. She takes her time to get to know her patients, both from a medical and personal standpoint, in order to form a close therapeutic relationship and realistic plan of care. She takes into consideration individual circumstances and needs in order to tailor her services and does so with understanding, empathy and kindness. Nicolien is driven and has high standards of care, making the effort to always be current with her knowledge, competence and delivery of care.
These attributes, combined with her gentle and dedicated nature, have led to remarkable patient outcomes and high satisfaction that I have witnessed firsthand. Nicolien stands apart in this fast-paced and at times impersonable world of healthcare and I highly recommend her as a trusted care provider.
Nicolien truly puts heart and soul into the care she gives her clients. Her clients not only benefit from her expertise in foot and nail care, but also from the genuine care and compassion she provides for the whole person. Nicolien goes the extra mile to ensure her clients’ needs are met and routinely follows up to ensure modification of plans can be made for changing needs. Nicolien provides client focused care and goes out of her way to incorporate client and family goals and expectations into any care plans. You and your loved ones or residents can trust Nicolien to work compassionately and diligently to provide excellent foot and nail care for comfort and health.