Aya traveler, Michael, is nominated for a DAISY Award!

February 22, 2022 |

Nurse, Michael, was nominated for a DAISY Award after a coworker recognized him for his profound patience and determination to provide care.

The coworker wrote, “Mike is an incredible nurse! His experience only heightens his compassion and he’s an inspiration for the rest of us. I watched Mike spend almost an hour assisting a very uncooperative patient. This patient was in very poor health, homeless, in severe pain and had underlying mental health issues. Mike very gently cleansed the patient’s leg wounds and provided clean dressings. He maintained professional, compassionate care for this patient despite being verbally abused and berated by the patient the entire time. Mike also advocated repeatedly for proper pain management for this patient due to an increased tolerance for opiates. He then spent an additional 30 minutes teaching the patient about proper wound care. Mike’s work with him truly showed the nature of his character. For this, I would like to express my gratitude, since the patient was not able to. I truly feel that Mike deserves a DAISY Award as recognition for his continued integrity, kindness and empathy in difficult situations.”

Mike, your dedication to your patients and your work is remarkable. Congratulations on your nomination!

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