Nurses at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Unit were recently honored with The DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses has been adopted by healthcare facilities around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion. The DAISY Team Award is for nurse-led teams of two or more who come together to solve a specific situation by going above and beyond. Nursing teams may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Ephraim McDowell Health to receive The DAISY Team Award. The DAISY Team Award is presented once each year at a surprise presentation. Each member of the Nursing Team receives a certificate commending them for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference your teamwork makes in the lives of so many people.” The Team also receives a specially engraved plaque with the name of the Team.
The Cardiovascular Unit nurses were nominated by an Ephraim McDowell employee that said, “The women and men on this unit work as a cohesive team enabling them to provide excellent and fluid care to patients on this unit. These nurses and care techs go above and beyond every shift not just for patients, but for each other. Not only do they take care of each other and patients, but they include family members within the scope of their care. When family is not able to be present, they work diligently to include them and keep them updated via phone. On many occasions taking their own phones so that families can at the very least video chat for a moment with the patient. The compassion, care and spirit of this group of professionals truly raises the standard of care at EMRMC.”
Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at various locations throughout Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital, Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital and other Ephraim McDowell facilities.