Christopher receives a DAISY Award nomination
A patient’s mother nominated Christopher for a DAISY Award for the positive impact he had on her son and the trajectory of his care.
The mother wrote, “My 1-year-old son was admitted to the hospital, which we have become very familiar with over the past 9 months since he was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1. This time, I knew things were different. My son declined rapidly, and we were faced with many tough discussions and decisions. We met Chris two weeks into my son’s admission, and my son was immediately drawn to him. After all the tests and procedures, to say he was skeptical to see a new face would be an understatement, but never once did that happen with Chris. My son’s face lit up every time Chris stepped into the room, and a sense of relief came over him. Chris not only gave my son a sense of peace but me and my husband as well. He made sure we understood what was happening, answered our questions and put our worried parent hearts at ease. Chris’ bedside knowledge was an asset numerous times, and I feel he was a key factor in my son’s recovery. He is not only a healthcare provider but an amazing human being! He constantly checked in on me, my husband and our three other sons. He understands how my son’s illness not only affects him but our entire family as a whole.”
Congrats on the well-deserved nomination, Christopher! Keep up the good work.