Bronson Methodist Hospital Honors Nurses with DAISY Awards for Exceptional Care During Q1 2020

Bronson Methodist Hospital Honors Nurses with DAISY Awards for Exceptional Care During Q1 2020

Four registered nurses from Bronson Methodist Hospital are recent recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Emily Cottingham, BSN, RN; Allison Seeley, BSN, RN; Courtney Slater, RN; and Chelsea Slaughter, BSN, RN, each received nominations for the award during the first quarter of 2020.

Below, read about the winners and find out why we are recognizing them for providing exceptional healthcare experiences for their patients and families.

  • Emily Cottingham, BSN, RN, is a pediatric nurse. “During my son’s surgery, he was seen by the pediatric sedation team. I knew right away that we were in good hands when we met our nurse, Emily. My son came into the room quiet, nervous and worried. After Emily eased his mind by answering his questions with child-friendly language, he was giggling and relaxed.” Read Emily’s full nomination.
  • Allison Seeley, BSN, RN, is a trauma and emergency nurse. “I was in agony when I came to the emergency department. What I received was a great procedure and a wonderful explanation of how I could take care of my catheter once at home. Allison took the time to carefully explain everything. She repeated instructions to me until I was sure that I knew what to do. I must say that this is the finest care I’ve received in a hospital setting. It was very professional, and one that I’ll never forget.” Read Allison’s full nomination.
  • Courtney Slater, RN, is a nurse on the Ortho/Surgical Unit (OSU). “Courtney went above and beyond to make sure my family member was being taken care of physically and mentally. She went out of her way on multiple occasions to listen to us, grieve with us and offer her help with anything we needed. Her care and compassion will not be forgotten.” Read Courtney’s full nomination.
  • Chelsea Slaughter, BSN, RN, is a stomal therapy nurse. In her nomination, an employee from the Medical Intensive Care Unit describes an experience when a patient with cancer underwent an unexpected emergency bowel surgery that left her with a colostomy. “Chelsea shared personal experiences with the patient that made her feel comfortable learning how to live with the colostomy. That one encounter changed the patient’s perspective and gave both them and their spouse the emotional boost they needed to persevere through a very difficult time. Chelsea could have easily performed patient education and left the patient to live with the emotions and stress she was dealing with alone. Instead, Chelsea took the time to connect with this patient, meet them in their darkness and help guide them to a healthier mind, body and spirit. This encounter made such an impact on this family they were still talking about it days later.” Read Chelsea’s 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.

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  • Photo of three of the four DAISY Winners from Bronson Methodist Hospital