Jenny Kreiss, RN, MN, CPNP, Nurse Practitioner
What’s the best thing about working at Children’s?
The best thing about working at Children’s is the spirit of kindness, resilience, selflessness and enthusiasm displayed by every single person who enters these doors. We all truly want the best for our amazing kids. And lest we forget, the kids with their courage and light inspire us to be our best for them.
What do you like most about the work you do in Pediatric Surgery?
Working in Pediatric Surgery is like being in a happy family. We strive for friendliness and inclusion. We try to enjoy and support each other, so each of us can do what we do best. We take pride in our hard work, and are grateful for the everyday rewards of serving families and seeing children thrive.
What makes Children’s Division of Pediatric Surgery unique?
Something that makes us unique is that we all work actively at developing a spirit of unity… daily, in little ways. We celebrate each other’s milestones. We care about each other, which matters a great deal when you work hard, in a service role, in a big institution where individuals can get lost. For 12 years in Pediatric Surgery I’ve enjoyed getting up and coming to work each day, because I know the work is important, and I know my colleagues value my contribution, and care about me.
What made you want to come to Children’s?
I was interested in children with unique needs different than adults. I found working with families to be a uniquely rewarding challenge.
What do people say when they find out you work here?
People think it must be hard to work here. It’s not. I think they imagine it must be hard to see kids in pain, or heartbreaking to work with kids who have health issues. In reality, kids are the most resilient, positive, optimistic little people, no matter what challenges they are facing. I feel so lucky to be here.