RN, Denika, receives a DAISY Award nomination!
Traveler, Denika, was called an “angel nurse” by a patient’s wife for being a positive light that’s changed their lives forever.
The patient’s wife wrote, “After arriving by ambulance in the wee hours of the morning, my husband went through many lab tests, X-rays, MRIs, PT, OT sessions, a cardiac cath and a necessary valve replacement. After 21 stressful, emotional days with so many ups and downs and 21 nights going to sleep after reviewing doctors’ and nurses’ notes and lab results, Denika became his nurse. I knew right away she was special and quickly became our ‘angel nurse.’ She was his biggest cheerleader, celebrating his accomplishments and helping him not get frustrated or down. Denika took such great care of him and made sure he got what was ordered, and even got him a brand new bed she thought would help with his chronic pain. She listened to me as I told her how much he had been through and looked into all of it. Denika made me realize I was a valuable team member advocating for him. No idea or concern I had was dismissed. Walking back to the hotel the nights I knew she would be there until the morning, were the only night I slept soundly without worry. Denika came into my family’s life just when we all needed her. We will always be so grateful to her and she will forever be in our hearts!”
Denika, the way made your patient’s wife feel comfortable and integral to his care is a testament to your superior skill. Keep being the positive light for others!