A collection of kudos, shoutouts and celebrations of our travel clinicians' (many) accomplishments.

We’re proud of Aya RN Casey for being an integral part of her medical team

Here’s a moving letter excerpt from an MD at Casey’s current facility:

I wanted to send a note to express my sincere gratitude to the entire interventional radiology team and praise them for their incredibly hard work and dedication over the weekend. We had a VERY challenging case that presented as a transport from an outside facility via AirCare early in the evening on Saturday, 5/11.

The coordinated efforts by all involved were amazing. When the patient did finally arrive via AirCare, the coordinated efforts of the team in the room were instrumental to the resuscitation that we were able to provide. While the situation was predictably hectic at times, it was controlled and communication was clear. The IR nursing team and techs were central to our ability to provide the resuscitation we were able to coordinate and administer to our patient. The IR nurses and techs went above and beyond and assisted with CPR, retrieved blood products from the blood bank, scoured the radiology areas and Omnicells for additional medications that we urgently needed, obtained warming blankets/Bair hugger equipment for us, helped administer products, and provided me with needed information and feedback that I needed to coordinate our responses and care for the patient. We certainly couldn’t have provided the response and resuscitation that we did without their efforts and help.

I firmly believe that we provided the best possible care to our patient that we are capable of providing. For that, I sincerely thank everyone that was involved.



Aya RN Christy was nominated for a DAISY Award

A patient recently nominated Aya travel nurse, Christy, for giving her comfort and care during a very difficult time.

See her full nomination below:

“Not only was Christy always attentive to my needs as a patient, she was very consoling to me as a cancer patient. I appreciated the extra effort and time she spent with me, it made the nights seem not as long. The world needs more Nurse Christys. Thank you for all you do for the patients.”

We’re so proud to have nurses like Christy on our team. Way to go, Christy!


Congrats to Aya RN Leah who won the DAISY Award

Aya travel nurse, Leah, received a DAISY award on her current assignment in Missouri! Read her nomination
story below.

“Leah was understanding of the vast array of heavy and complicated issues in my life, even outside of my reason for being here [at the hospital]. She was able to give me hope, something I haven’t been able to have in years. She was comforting, positive and knowledgeable even though she was exhausted. She made me feel like all was going to be okay. I feel like we’re kindred spirits. I know I am not the only person she affects in a positive way even outside her job duties. I am blessed to have crossed paths with her.”

We’re so proud to have an amazing nurse like Leah on our team.
Congrats, Leah!


Director lets RN Zach know that the little things matter

Aya travel RN, Zach, went above and beyond for one of his patients and the patient was so grateful.

His director wrote, “Zach made what could have been a stressful time a great patient experience and we are fortunate to have him on our team. I rounded on a patient on the telemetry floor who he looked after on Tuesday night. He was highly complimentary of the great care Zach provided and his attention to little things that make a difference.”


Aya traveler Narjess nominated for a DAISY Award

A patient recently nominated Aya traveler, Narjess, for making her feel at ease when she was alone and for providing comfort in a stressful situation.

See the full nomination below:

“I had to come in for my induction without my husband as we are military, have a toddler and all of our friends went “home” for Christmas. I had some medical complications making labor and delivery a bit nerve wracking and without my husband, it was a lot to manage on my own… until Narjess came in to introduce herself as my nurse. She immediately made me feel at ease. She was compassionate, confident and seemingly more highly trained than others. As a chronically ill patient, I see a plethora of specialists and their medical support teams and Narjess now stands as the absolute best nurse I have ever had the pleasure of being attended to and cared for by. She went above and beyond for me that evening AND came to check on me afterwards. I realize that she is a contracted travel nurse, but this should certainly not take away from the fact that she deserves recognition for her outstanding nursing.”


And the DAISY Award goes to … Bobbi, Aya travel nurse extraordinaire

We’re so excited to announce that Bobbi won the DAISY Award she was nominated for earlier this year. See information on her nomination below. Congrats, Bobbi! We’re so proud of you.

The patient who nominated Bobbi said:

“Bobbi is a great nurse, she makes sure you are good all day! She is very caring and makes sure you have all your needs met immediately. Give her a raise, she definitely deserves it!”

Way to go Bobbi. You make us proud!


Hospital praises travel RN Veena for a job well done

At the end of her most recent assignment, the hospital wrote Veena to thank her for her hard work.

Thanks for all you do, Veena!


Travel RN Anobel nominated for facility award

After helping a colleague’s husband who had suffered a stroke, Anobel received wonderful feedback. One staff member said, “I just wanted you to know how helpful and kind she was. She assisted in getting this patient in and was so understanding … employees like her are so valuable. She has such a warm smile and has excellent customer service skills.”

She was even nominated for a facility award. Way to go, Anobel!


A patient’s family wrote these kind words to thank Aya traveler, Heather

While on assignment in Southern California, Heather received a special thanks from her patient’s family members.

Awesome job, Heather!


Patient nominates Aya traveler Eva for the DAISY Award

This week, a patient was so happy with her nurse’s care that she nominated her for the DAISY award. Read her sweet nomination note below.

Dear Eva,

Words will fail to do proper justice to explain how amazing you are! You are an angel. I hope you know what a huge difference you made in my visit and my life. Your smile and kind words made a difference. I was so scared [about] everything…and then on top of that being told I am diabetic.

Your kind words of empowerment and encouragement mean everything. You went out of your way to provide empathy and assurance. I knew nothing about diabetes and you went above and beyond to print resources to help me understand my new condition. You check in on me often and always have a smile no matter how tired or rough your shift has been.

You deserve more than an award for everything you do. I am so grateful that I got to meet you and have you as my nurse. You have a heart of gold. I can’t thank you enough. You are part of the reason that my story is going to be happy and successful.


Patient calls to compliment Aya traveler Mary Ann

A patient recently spoke with an Aya compliance coordinator and had these great things to say about one of our travelers, Mary Ann, who’s on assignment in Alaska:

“When I went to [visit] Mary Ann, these are some positive things I noticed right away: she was always smiling, she made me feel at ease at all times, she was caring, attentive and showed much enthusiasm about her job. She also answered all my questions. She had more than one [patient] and went back and forth and kept everything at a smooth pace. I was attracted to her behavior, and I was so at ease with her that I thought that I could tell this lady anything and she would listen. I also loved her accent. She is a sweetheart. I think that she should be made employee of the month. I was amazed. I went in there feeling very anxious and by the time I left, I was at ease.”


Aya traveler Virginia exceeds a patient’s expectations

One of our travelers was recently recognized by a patient who sent this message to the healthcare facility’s director:

“I recently became very ill, needing to rely on the hospital system to take care of me. I have been in and out of the hospital approximately 4-5 times within the past year and a half. Although I have received exceptional care from the doctor and staff throughout my in and out visits, my last visit [was] one that I will never forget. I was moved to the 4th floor (West) where a nurse by the name Virginia took care of me…that is a nurse who loves her job and patients and goes that extra mile. She made my stay the most pleasant as I can ever remember. It was refreshing working in the health field for so many years to see someone take so much pride in their job. I just wanted to write you to let you know that she will never be forgotten and to please pass on to her ‘a job well done’ keep up the good work. Thank you so much and representing [the facility] as I remembered.”