Today one of my nurses did not report to work. Upon trying to locate her, I was notified she had passed away in a car accident on the way to work not but a couple miles from her home. She was just 25 years old, lived with her parents, was the oldest of four siblings and provided a substantial portion of the the families income. She was a ray of sunshine, spreading joy where she worked. My staff of 150 are devastated and struggling with this news. I fell apart myself upon learning of the tragedy. I am asking for prayers for my department and staff for peace, comfort, resilience, and strength. I am also asking for prayers for the nurse's family for peace, strength, and comfort.