Extraordinary Nurses Honored At Bronson Methodist Hospital - Bronson Healthcare

Published on July 30, 2014

Extraordinary Nurses Honored At Bronson Methodist Hospital

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Three nurses at Bronson Methodist Hospital are recent recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Kim Peekstok, BSN, RNC-OB; Pamela Moore, BSN, RN, CCRN; and Brian Harris, BSN, RN each received a DAISY Award for providing outstanding patient care during the first quarter of 2014. 

Nurses are nominated for DAISY awards by patients, family members and colleagues. Here are excerpts from their nominations:

Peekstok, a nurse on the Labor & Delivery Unit, was nominated for being the type of nurse whose genuine care and compassion sets a standard for the rest. She is known to cry with her patients when they are sad and laugh with them when they find a reason to smile. Her level of care and concern is nothing less than outstanding.

Moore works in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and was nominated for her clarity, comfort and for going above and beyond what is normally expected of a nurse. A patient of hers stated that “Without Pamela, I still might be in the ICU.” Moore is known to support patients in taking their next steps to recovery. It is no surprise her patients feel that her grace, compassion and encouragement have helped accelerate their healing.

Harris, who works on the Adult Medical Unit, was acknowledged for being one of the sweetest spirits around; he welcomes all types of patients and does everything he can to make them feel at home. He is a team player who is dedicated to providing high quality care.

If you would like to nominate an outstanding nurse, please use our DAISY Award nomination form.

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.