Bronson Methodist Hospital Recognizes Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Care – Spring 2018
Four nurses from Bronson Methodist Hospital are recent recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Megan Bates, BSN, RN, Teresa Golland, BSN, RN, Sarah Petke, RN, and Jenny Posthumus, BSN, RN, each received the award for their care during the first quarter of 2018 due to their commitment to going above and beyond to provide outstanding patient care.
Nurses are nominated for the DAISY Award by patients, family members of patients and colleagues. Here is more information from their nominations:
- Megan Bates, BSN, RN, is a nurse on the neuro critical care unit (NCCU). She was nominated for the award by the granddaughter of a former patient who explains, “Megan made it a little easier for us to deal with the hardest thing we’ve ever faced as a family. When our family had to leave the hospital to shower and clean up, she made sure to check on [him] every 10 minutes and talked to him so that he didn’t feel so alone until we arrived back to the hospital that night.”
- Teresa Golland, BSN, RN, is a nurse on the prep and recover unit (PRU). In her nomination letter, a former patient says, “Teresa is so knowledgeable and caring. I was calmer and more comfortable when she was with me. She made me and my family feel like everything was going to be fine. She is a very friendly and special nurse.”
- Sarah Petke, RN, is a nurse on the general medical unit (GMU). She was nominated for the award because of her commitment to ensuring a patient received compassionate end-of-life care. “Sarah took the time to bond with this patient. The patient opened up that [he/she] was done fighting, and all [he/she] wanted was some pizza and diet coke. Sarah immediately went to work making this patient’s last request happen. Shortly after enjoying this last meal, the patient passed away.”
- Jenny Posthumus, BSN, RN, is a labor and delivery nurse. The former patient, who was 34 weeks pregnant and came to the hospital with her fifth large hemorrhage, nominated her and explains how she feels she is alive today because of Jenny. “Jenny was my nurse. She was friendly and kept me informed and calm during this scary situation that included an emergency C-section. She monitored me very closely afterwards and noticed something was not right. It was quickly realized that I needed another emergency surgery. I ended up needing a massive blood transfusion and was in the ICU on a ventilator. I will forever be thankful that she was there, so I can be here and a mother to my baby.”
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.
If you would like to thank a Bronson nurse, visit bronsonhealth.com/thankanurse or bronsonpositivity.com.