Bronson Methodist Hospital Nurses Receive DAISY Awards for Providing Extraordinary Care During 4th Quarter of 2017
Four nurses from Bronson Methodist Hospital are recent recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Chelsea Hill, BSN, RN-BC, Patty Katje, RN, Ashley Leduc, BSN, RN, and Amanda Santman, BSN, RN, each received the award during the fourth quarter of 2017 for providing outstanding patient care.
Nurses are nominated for the DAISY Award by patients, family members and colleagues. Here is more information from their nominations.
- Chelsea Hill, BSN, RN-BC, a nurse on the extended medical care unit (EMCU), is awarded the DAISY Award because of her dedication to providing an exceptional healthcare experience for every patient every time. A patients’ family member nominated Chelsea, saying “She goes above and beyond. She’s super kind, very attentive, funny and great with family as well. She’s always willing to help and doesn’t act inconvenienced by any request.”
- Patty Katje, RN, an outpatient surgery nurse, is selected as a DAISY Award recipient because of her willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a young patient felt comfortable and cared for while in the hospital on her birthday. The nomination, submitted by the patients’ mother, read “Patty made my daughter feel extra special even before she knew it was her birthday. As soon as Patty found out it was my daughters’ birthday, she came in to the room with a cake and a present wrapped in surgical paper. It wasn’t anything big, but meant the world to my daughter.” The mother went on to explain “My daughter keeps talking about how great all the nurses were that day, and that she thinks she wants to be one now!”
- Ashley Leduc, BSN, RN, a nurse on the trauma care unit (TCU), has been selected as a DAISY Award recipient due to her outstanding critical care nursing skills, as well as her diligence, positivity and ability to communicate clearly under pressure. According to her nomination from a coworker, “Ashley played a vital role in providing exceptional care to a patient during an extraordinary circumstance. There is no question in my mind that without her skills, the patient would not be doing as well as he/she is presently.”
- Amanda (Mandy) Santman, BSN, RN, a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurse, is awarded the DAISY Award because of her patient advocacy skills as well as her friendly, lighthearted personality that helps keep patients and family feeling calm during difficult times. According to her nomination, submitted by the parents of a patient, “Mandy discovered that the medications our son was taking were not [his best option]. She quickly worked to have them updated and our son began to stabilize. Mandy was able to interact with our family in a lighthearted way that made us feel at home. We will never forget her support during those dark days.”
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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