Friday, August 15, 2014

Four nurses win Daisy awards

Four CoxHealth nurses were recently presented with Daisy awards, which recognize outstanding patient care: 

Jamie Gallivan, South Radiology 
A patient and her mother nominated Jamie because she “was a true blessing and the best nurse I’ve ever had.” The patient’s mother writes that when her young daughter went in for a series of scans, her daughter was very scared.

Jamie introduced herself to her young patient and explained exactly what was going to happen. The young girl asked Jamie if she would stay with her the whole time. Jamie promised she would and she delivered on that promise.

“Jamie acted with confidence and knowledge through a terrifying time for my child. This is truly a caring and outstanding nurse.”

Patty Fielding, Women’s Center
Patty was nominated by a fellow nurse who had Patty as her lactation consultant. She says, “Patty is by far one of the most caring, compassionate and patient nurses I have ever met.” Toward the end of her second pregnancy, she contacted Patty “to get advice on how not to repeat the same mistakes from her previous breastfeeding experience.”

She called Patty late on a Friday when her three-and-a-half-month-old son suddenly refused to breastfeed. Patty helped calm her down and went through the issue with her step by step.

“Every time I felt like giving up, she was there to give the hope and encouragement I needed. Patty does so much to keep her mothers and babies happy and healthy.”

Marti Peterson, South ER
Marti was nominated by a fellow nurse who described her as “truly compassionate.”

During the week of a recent computer conversion in the ED, an elderly patient left without her pain prescription. This patient and her family had no way of returning to get the prescriptions and take them to be filled. Knowing this, “Marti facilitated getting the prescriptions filled and took them to the patient’s home after working an extended shift. She met this patient’s need that night and deserves recognition.”

Katie Schubert, Critical Care Unit, Cox Branson 
Katie Schubert was nominated by a patient for the care she provided after the patient suffered a heart attack during a fishing trip to Branson. The patient said she comforted him, bolstered his confidence in his doctor and was professional yet personable and caring. The patient explained that since he wasn’t from Branson, there were a number of people who called to check on him and Schubert was able to explain his care and comfort each caller.

“I think she played a large role in the positive outcome,” the patient wrote.