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We are always taken aback by the humility of nurses who receive The DAISY Award because of an extraordinary act of compassion or a relationship they have created with a patient that truly made a difference. So often, these DAISY Honorees respond to their recognition with, “But I didn’t do anything special. I was just doing my job.” We want to help nurses see in themselves what their patients, families, and colleagues see in them and to help them learn the behaviors that make such a powerful difference. Nominate the nurses that deserve it by filling out the form below, or print a copy of it here. To learn more about the DAISY award, visit DaisyFoundation.org.
“Our 88 year old mother was a patient for 2 weeks. Mom was on a roller coaster, we never knew what to expect. Everything was new and frightening to us as we watched her struggle to live. Through it all, Tami was there, working tirelessly, diligently, helping Mom and us understand issues and ramifications. She patiently explained things to us, sometimes more than once, until we got it. Of utmost importance to her was Mom’s comfort. Tami was also concerned-expressed repeatedly-about each of us, Mom’s family, as we went through our own emotional and exhausting roller coaster rides. We looked forward each day to seeing Tami. She obviously cared deeply for Mom. Tami became like family to us. I wanted to hug her hello and goodbye. Everyday her knowledge and skills were evident. Such as, for one tiny example, the day 02 saturation was dropping, chest tubes were in, Tami analyzed the best position to put mom into with those tubes in order to maximize 02 saturation. It worked. Tami’s tireless, devoted, and skilled passion for our mother’s well being made a huge impression on us. She stood out as a nurse willing and able to go beyond the normal call of duty.”