Sarah receives a DAISY Award!
Sarah was presented with a DAISY Award for the extraordinary care she gave to a facility leader’s family member, who testified how amazing Sarah is.
The nominator wrote, “My spouse passed away at the hospital. I received a call that they were in full cardiac arrest and that they were doing CPR. When I got to the room, I met Sarah. She was so wonderful during that tough time. She explained everything and spoke with such kindness and compassion. When the doctor came in, we discussed comfort measures. I asked a couple of questions, and he started to backpedal, telling me I could wait for 24-48 hours. When he left, I asked Sarah to tell me in plain English what the prognosis was. She gave me her honest opinion, and after reading the report and looking at the chest x-ray, I decided to sign for comfort measures. Sarah walked me through the entire process. It’s hard to express how wonderful she was. She explained everything in detail. When the paperwork was done, my spouse was alone; Sarah was there the entire time — even though it meant staying past her shift.
“When I left the hospital, Sarah asked me to call her when I got home. She knew I was upset, and it was storming that day. She continued to update me and reassure me again that my spouse would not be alone. I’ll never forget my interactions with Sarah. She made this most awful day something I can calmly and peacefully look back on. I think her treatment of my spouse and me makes her a true DAISY nurse. I am so proud to know there are so many team members that do the right thing every day for patients and their families. I will never forget the positive things that happened during such a terrible time. I have told everyone who has asked about my spouse’s passing of the truly extraordinary care we both received.”
What a beautiful story! Congratulations on your hard work and recognition, Sarah!