Karl Harris Bernas

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress
Gulf Coast Division

As we’ve seen over the last few weeks, it’s been an all-hands-on-deck approach as the situation with COVID-19 has escalated. Many dedicated caregivers within the HCA Healthcare family have stepped forward to offer support wherever needed. Without being asked, RN, Karl Harris Bernas volunteered to be an employee entrance screener and has offered to take extra shifts to allow colleagues the time they need off or to fill in where needed. This sense of service comes naturally, but also correlates to Karl’s commitment to protecting others when he served in the U.S. Army.

Prior to joining HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress, Karl gained healthcare experience working at a home for mentally challenged adults for nearly five years, which was the catalyst for him to pursue a career in nursing.

“Karl has a big heart,” says his director Amanda Edgmon, RN. “He never has a bad night and has amazing energy. He always makes his patients feel important and as if they are a part of the floor’s community. He is a very competent nurse and I wish we could find many new hires just like him. He’s really keeping our spirits up at this time. We’re happy that we have such a giving nurse on our team.”