Bronson Recognizes Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Care (Q4 2018)

Published on February 22, 2019

Bronson Recognizes Nurses for Providing Extraordinary Care

Four registered nurses from Bronson Methodist Hospital (BMH) and two registered nurses from Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) are recent recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Matt Cleveland, RN, Lisa Ebenhoeh, BSN, RN, Barry Lafler, RN, Julie Marchlewski, RN, Jamie Whelan, RN, and Michelle Wilson, BSN, RN, each received the award during the fourth quarter of 2018 for going above-and-beyond to provide an exceptional healthcare experience for their patients.

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

  • Matt Cleveland, RN, is a nurse on the trauma care unit (TCU) at BMH. “I was so grateful and impressed by Matt’s knowledge and his willingness to help. I wish he could be my husband’s nurse all the time. I truly loved this nurse!"
  • Lisa Ebenhoeh, BSN, RN, is a labor and delivery (L&D) nurse at BMH. I came to the hospital thinking I was just going to have a basic evaluation of my baby, but instead I ended up needing an emergency C-section at only 35 weeks. I'm so thankful that Lisa was working that night because she truly helped me through the scariest time of my life and I could never thank her enough!”
  • Barry Lafler, RN, is a nurse on the neurovascular unit (NVU) at BMH. “Barry bonded with my husband and me right away. His humor and ability to joke, while also explaining everything in non-medical terms, helped us cope with the ups and downs of the day. He would think out loud with us, address our questions, and also acknowledge my input. I truly felt like we were a team of three.”
  • Julie Marchlewski, RN, is a nurse at the Bronson Cancer Care Center - Battle Creek. “I was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, and all the nurses have been awesome. But, Julie has been the best. She listens, cares and takes time for me even on holidays!”
  • Jamie Whelan, RN, is an emergency department (ED) nurse at BBC. “My father passed away unexpectedly while my brother was stationed in North Carolina with the Marine Corps. So my brother could attend the funeral, Jamie contacted the Red Cross, who contacted the Chain of Command, to approve my brother for an emergency leave. Jamie is raising the bar higher than ever for exceptional care, and I could not have asked for a better nurse.”
  • Michelle Wilson, BSN, RN, is a pre-admissions nurse at BMH. “Before my scheduled surgery, I received some medication. Unfortunately my body did not react well to it. Michelle was on top of it and kept my wife and me calm and feeling at ease. Thank you, Michelle, for your quick thinking and compassion at a time that could have easily sent us over the edge.”

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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.

  • Headshots of the six DAISY Award winners Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson Battle Creek in the fourth quarter of 2018

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