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Traveling Nurse Duo Wins DAISY Award for Nonstop Compassionate Care

June 25, 2019 | Nurse Stories

Friends and traveling nurse duo, Stacey and Kathryn, just won a DAISY Award thanks to their attentiveness and kindness towards a critical patient they shared. Because they worked opposite shifts, they were able to care for the same patient, and they did so with compassion and understanding.

Showing DAISY Award-worthy compassion day and night

The patient’s family was so grateful that they sent this note to Stacey and Kathryn’s recruiter, Dan:

“On January 29, 2019, my brother had open heart surgery in Boston, MA. The surgery went well; the post op, not so good. Just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong. During the next 6 weeks, not knowing what Stephen’s outcome would be, we experienced a very dark time in our lives.

During this time, we welcomed into our lives Stacey and Kathryn, two of your employees. These two nurses were able to have our brother as their patient, one on the day shift and one on the night shift. They worked tirelessly to care for him, talking to him to explain whatever procedure they were doing even though he was intubated and not cognitively aware (that we know of) of what was occurring. They educated us on everything so that we were able to understand what was going on with my brother’s treatment. They were kind, empathetic, professional, caring and patient. They possess superior nursing skills and always remained calm during emergency situations, many of which we experienced with them. We, meaning my brother’s family and friends, cannot give enough praise for these two “angels,” which is what they became to us.

In a world where negative comments come so easily, there are not enough positive comments we could make on behalf of Stacey and Kathryn. Their integrity, their competence, their ease in caring for very critically ill people… they are an asset to your travel nursing company and they represent you well. They will forever be in our lives.”

We’re honored to have not only talented nurses, but caring and intentional nurses on our team. Stacey and Kathryn embody what the DAISY Award represents, and members of the Aya team — including Amy and Lona from TravelX and Dan, the duo’s recruiter — were ecstatic to fly out and surprise the travel nurses on their current travel assignment in Oklahoma to present them with this prestigious honor.

Do you know an amazing Aya traveling nurse? Nominate them for a DAISY Award today!

Comments
Lynne Miller Catherine took care of my husband after a carotid surgery and this gal was awesome we will never forget her we have even begin to follow her on Facebook and she means a great deal to us
Susan L Bell Kati, you are going to have thousands of friends on Facebook! When someone really gets to know you, they won't want to give you up (I didn't!). Congratulations to you and your friend for being amazing human beings. Love you always <3
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