Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Recognizes Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Care (Q3 2019)

Bronson Battle Creek Nurses Recognized Providing Extraordinary Care (Q3 2019)

Two registered nurses from Bronson Battle Creek Hospital are recent recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Megan Gerike, RN, and Jeff Roberts, RN, were each nominated for the award during the third quarter of 2019 for going above-and-beyond to provide an exceptional healthcare experience for their patients.

Nominations for the DAISY Award come from patients, family members and colleagues. Read about each winner below to find out why they received this recognition.

  • Megan Gerike, RN, is a nurse in on the General Medical Unit. Her nomination explains, “I was thankful for and very impressed with Megan’s ability to direct her patient’s care in such a collaborative manner to align with the hospice philosophy. She obtained comfort through advocating for interventions like specialty tube placement and paracentesis just prior to discharge. She worked to ensure the patient has as much comfort as possible in his/her final days.” Read her full nomination.
  • Jeff Roberts, RN, is a nurse in the Emergency Department. His nominator recalls a specific time when “Multiple traumatized children were brought to the department for injury assessments by CPS. Jeff was quick to note the children were withdrawn and not interacting with their environment. [To help them become more comfortable and feel safe,] Jeff read them books (complete with voices), gave them wheelchair rides in the hallway, and even had a tea party. Jeff’s background as a devoted father helped him rapidly assess the social needs of the patients and provide out of the box interventions.” Read his full nomination.

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About the DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is supported by the not-for-profit DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation. Bonnie and J. Mark Barnes created this foundation and award as a way to remember their son, J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick had a disease that attacked his body and was in the hospital for a long time. His nurses did such a great job with him that the Barnes family created an award that continues to recognize the excellent work nurses do every day.

  • Photos of Megan Gerike and Jeff Roberts

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