Posted on March 14, 2018
Dressed as a princess is a nurse in Park Ridge, Illinois trying to make her patients more comfortable to sing for them.
The 45-year-old Jodi Kubis has been working and singing at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for over 20 years.
Considering that she was actually born at the same hospital in 1973, everything has become a full circle.
Kubis loves to put a smile on the faces around her. That is why she is known as the “singing nurse” to her patients and co-workers.
Instead of only checking up on her patients for medical needs, she also makes sure that they are comfortable with anything from a blanket to a song.
“It doesn’t take any time out of my day or delay care. But I find it’s a nice distraction from what’s going on, it lightens the mood, makes this scary place seem a little less scary in that moment and brings the make-believe back into their lives.”
She may be dressed as a princess but Kubis has a large range of songs in her tool belt including, “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood and “At Last” by Etta James.
“I’m basically a therapy dog in a princess dress.”
Kubis’s patients are so grateful for her kind heart and dedication, that they send her cards, flowers and sometimes even shed a tear.
“I treat my patients like they’re my family and I feel as though if you can open up a little bit about yourself they’re going to feel like they’re not a room number.”
Kubis said she is not ready yet to share her talent by hitting the road, but she would love to write and share her talent with others.