LeConte Medical Center recently began participating in the DAISY Award Program designed to honor our nurses who provide extraordinary care. The DAISY Award is an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills nurses bring to patients and families every day.
Last week, we surprised our first winner, Cheryl Fisher, an LPN in our medical unit at LeConte Medical Center. Cheryl was nominated by a patient who wrote:
“My family member’s nurse, Cheryl, comes in the room as a ray of sunshine! She’s cheerful and sets the tone for the room visit with an affirmation of caring, willingness to help and creating comfort in the environment as she attends to my family member. Cheryl is positive in her interactions with visitors as well. I recognize, to the degree that I can, having never been in health care, what a challenging job nursing is. To enter each room as if her main goal is to care for this one person is a gift. Cheryl appears to have a servant’s heart and there is nothing that impresses me more! I hope she continues nursing for many years. The sick and ailing patients will be comforted by her healing touch through her efforts in care and her emotional support that is vital to a patient’s recovery. As I go to work, I’m comforted by knowing my family member is cared for by such a compassionate soul. Kindness cures!”
The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient, J. Patrick Barnes, who had received extraordinary care and compassion from his nurses during his final days.
Want to join our team of super nurses? Apply today at www.covenantcareers.com.