The Alex Stuetze Memorial Pediatric Nursing Award was created to honor pediatric nurses who excel in caring for our children.
Alex Stuetze was often hospitalized during her battle with cancer, and one of the most memorable of her caregivers was a nurse who made Alex’s family a part of her family. She checked in on her days off and stayed late to make sure we were comfortable with the next shift. She held my hand when we got bad news, cried with us, laughed with us, celebrated birthdays and holidays with us, and always took the time to make sure we understood what was happening. We have never had an unanswered question or an unanswered occupation. She was our guardian angel, ”said Betsy Stuetze, Alex’s mother and the driving force behind the Alex Stuetze Pediatric Memorial Nursing Award.
“My husband and I created this award in 2007 in memory of our daughter, who we lost in 2006 to leukemia. She was our slice of heaven on earth; she has given herself to everyone with all her heart. “
Honorees are the foremost pediatric nurses in Tucson – nurses whose nursing practice exemplifies excellent care for Tucson’s children.