Lauren Carter, RN, a nurse on Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Surgical Unit, has been honored with this quarter’s DAISY Award.
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s national program to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses make every day.
Carter received the DAISY Award because of the extraordinary care and support she provided for a patient.
“My 96-year-old father, a WWII veteran, was having an especially difficult day after surgery,” the patient’s son wrote in the nomination letter. “This day his nurse, Lauren, provided him the most outstanding care I have ever witnessed.
“She clearly communicated to him and me everything that she was doing, why she was doing it, and what outcomes those actions would have,” he said. “She kept us updated constantly on his status and informed us what actions she would be taking. She barely left his side during this very stressful and difficult period.”
“She played a role in saving his life. Thanks to nurse Lauren, and others at Beebe, my father is now out of the hospital and recovering at a rehabilitation facility. The world needs more people like Lauren.”
Carter was presented with a DAISY Award certificate and a hand-carved Healer’s Touch sculpture during a recent surprise, socially distanced ceremony.
Each DAISY honoree receives the statue and the certificate, which commends the honoree 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.” For details about the award, go to daisyfoundation.org.
Nurses may be nominated to receive the DAISY Award by patients, families and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Beebe Healthcare. Awards are given throughout the year at presentations held in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors.