Congratulations to Kara DeVelvis, RN, a nurse on 6100 at Grandview Medical Center, for winning the hospital’s August DAISY Award!
The DAISY Award is given to nurses who demonstrate clinical skill and compassionate care. It was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died of a disease attacking the immune system (DAISY). His family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided, so they established this award program. You can read Kara’s nomination story below:
“To Whom It May Concern,
I was a patient at Grandview Medical Center and while there received the outstanding care of Kara DeVelvis. For the following reasons I recommend she receive the DAISY Award:
- Kara’s patients remember the warmth of her services
- Kara made her patients feel important and real.
- Kara met her patients with a smile–a smile that indicated ‘I care as a nurse, and we care as a hospital.’
- Kara was trusted by her patients.
- Kara was appreciative.
- Kara lifted her patients to higher health goals.
- Kara made a positive difference in my days at Grandview.
- Kara was grateful, gentle, and caring.
- Kara was a breath of fresh air.
- Kara was a builder of appreciation for Grandview Medical Center.
- Kara could take a bad situation and change it into a better situation.”