Bronson Methodist Hospital Honors Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Care – Q2 2018

Bronson Methodist Hospital Recognizes Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Care

Four Daisy Award winners from Bronson Methodist Hospital receive their awards

Four registered nurses from Bronson Methodist Hospital are recent recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Brooke Hayward, BSN, RN, Kim Kelly, RN, Angela Pitts, BSN, RN, ENPC, and Amy Smith, RN, each received the award for the care they provided during the second quarter of 2018. Their commitment to going above and beyond to provide an exceptional healthcare experience for every patient, every time helps advance the health of our communities.

Nurses are nominated for the DAISY Award by patients, family members of patients and colleagues. Here is more information from their nominations:

  • Brooke Hayward, BSN, RN, is a nurse on the medical/surgical unit. Her nominator explains, “Brooke interacted professionally and with much compassion, not only with my father-in-law and his wife, but with me and my husband. We didn’t feel like he was just a number. Brooke seemed genuine and sincere each time she stepped into the room. Brooke was attentive and had some real conversations with my father-in-law, which he very much appreciated. Brooke has a great sense of humor and actually alleviated the stress he was feeling when we arrived. Thank you, Brooke, for making a 94-year-old patient to feel like a 94-year-old human being!”
  • Kim Kelly, RN, is a nurse on the prep and recover unit (PRU). In her nomination letter, a former patient says, “Kim was both professional and sincere in her care for me. She spent extra time with me prior to my surgery and during recovery. She went far beyond, making sure I was comfortable and understood my procedure. She had great bedside manner!”
  • Angela Pitts, BSN, RN, ENPC, is a pediatric nurse. Her nominator explains, “Angela epitomizes what it means to be an excellent nurse. For years she has helped me, first as a frequent caregiver while I was on the pediatric unit and pediatric intensive care unit, and even now whenever I end up in the emergency department, despite being an adult. Most recently, I came into the ED via ambulance in full anaphylactic shock. I could not speak or convey my medical history to the staff. However, Angela remembered me from when she had cared for me on the pediatric unit. She rushed to help and informed the doctors of my history. She stayed with me during the most painful experience of my life. She made one of the scariest moments of my life bearable, and I am forever grateful.”
  • Amy Smith, RN, is a nurse on the neuro critical care unit (NCCU). The daughter of a former patient writes “Amy is one of the most special nurses I have ever come across. When my mom was in the NCCU, Amy treated her like she was more than just another patient under her watch. One day, before my mom could open her eyes, my mom put her head down and seemed upset. Amy asked her what was wrong, and my mom explained that she was sad and scared. Amy told her that she didn’t need to be scared…that she was her friend and that her family was there with her, too. I can’t ever thank Amy enough for the care she gave mom. It meant the world to me.”

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.

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