Nurses at Beebe Healthcare are being honored with the DAISY Award as part of the DAISY Foundation’s national program to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses make every day. Beebe presents the DAISY Award to nurses on a quarterly basis.
Beebe’s July recipient is Chrissy Hanna, RN, a nurse at the medical center on the Lewes campus, who was recognized for the compassionate care and comfort she provided to a patient in his last days.
“Words cannot express how grateful I am to Chrissy for everything she did for my grandfather and my entire family,” Hanna’s nominator wrote. “She was so calming, gentle and patient. She would always check in on us and go out of her way to make sure that my grandfather was comfortable, as well as address any concerns or questions we had as the family.
“Just before my grandfather passed away, she gave all of us hugs and cried with us. I am a nurse and I am so thankful to have had a nurse of this caliber caring for my grandfather and our family during a very emotionally trying time.”
Hanna was presented with a DAISY Award certificate and a hand-carved Healer’s Touch sculpture during a recent surprise ceremony. Each DAISY honoree receives the statue and the certificate, which commends the recipient for being an extraordinary nurse. It reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”
The nonprofit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a little-known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
“Beebe is proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Steve Rhone, vice president and chief nursing officer. “Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and the DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.”
To nominate a Beebe nurse for the DAISY Award, go to www.beebehealthcare.org/forms/daisy-award.