Stacy receives a DAISY Award nomination

August 24, 2022 |

A patient’s family and the facility she works at both nominated Stacy for a DAISY Award for her exceptional act of kindness.

The patient’s family member wrote, “My father’s incredible RN, Stacy, made it possible for my parents to celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary while staying at the hospital. My dad was on the 15th day of his healthcare journey when we received the out-of-left-field and hard-to-hear diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer. During his time at the hospital, Stacy worked with him to plan something special for my mom for their anniversary, which he’s never missed. 

“Stacy went far above and beyond doing a nice gesture for a patient, coming to work early to decorate his room, set a table and dress it with miniature cupcakes, chocolates, champagne glasses and bottles of sparkling apple cider topped with a pinwheel bouquet of her design. She prepared a dining experience with shiny gold plates, matching plasticware and gold-striped napkins with dinner for two from a local BBQ restaurant. The finale was a playlist created with my dad, bringing much-needed levity to what he was enduring and thinking about in the wee hours of the night. 

“When my mom walked in, there was barely a dry eye on the unit. The compassion Stacy showed my parents and family by helping them celebrate another year’s milestone can only be described as a God thing. She gracefully refused any reimbursement, instead asking that my family simply pay it forward. It is my family’s honor to recognize Stacy for the exceptional care she provided and the impact she has made at the hospital and in her community.”

The facility’s vice president of patient care services also commented, “I’m brought to tears that Stacey created this powerful moment for this family! It speaks to her compassion and love for what she does. We are truly blessed to have her on our team at this time.”

Stacy, this story is nothing short of inspiring. You are absolutely amazing, and we are so proud of you. Congratulations!

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