Congratulations to Kesha McCain, RN a nurse on Med Surg at Southview Medical Center, for winning the hospital’s January 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 Kesha’s nomination story below:
“I wanted to take a moment to nominate Kesha. This wonderful woman is an amazing nurse. She obviously loves her job and she strives to do her very best! I was admitted on a Sunday night only a few days post-partum. I was unable to have my baby with me, as they were unsure of what I had. I also have other children at home. This was extremely difficult on me, topped on the fact they weren’t yet sure what was causing the illness. Kesha was a saint. She always made sure she was on top of my pain or fevers, checking in on me constantly and had a level of compassion that many don’t possess! She stayed over nearly an hour one night just to make sure I had the medicines I needed because my fever had spiked again. She didn’t rush out or act annoyed. She was so very kind and loving about it. It certainly takes special people to work in a field like this, but there are a few extraordinary ones, and she, by far, is one of them. I will always be very thankful for the care she gave me. She made my stay much more bearable.”