Violet Smith is a Telecare Hero!

Violet wears the cape of a hero and we are so fortunate to have her on our Sonoma ACT team!! Violet has gone above and beyond over this past year to support one of our members to successfully undergo brain surgery. Yes, brain surgery.

Over the course of the year, Violet spent endless hours supporting our member to understand, accept and follow through with two brain surgeries in addition to another related invasive surgery. The type of surgery this member was facing would be a challenge for any of us. This particular member had to work with symptoms of severe anxiety along with disorganized and paranoid thought process to successfully come through this challenge. With Violet’s unwavering support and accompaniment through many appointments, all day trips to San Francisco to meet with doctors and finally complete the surgeries, this member came through gracefully without needing any crisis interventions. She is fully recovered and is doing great. Thank you Violet! Our member (and we!) couldn’t have done it without you.

Nominated by AJ Rylaarsdam, Clinical Director at Sonoma ACT