Congratulations to Ashley Sutherland, a labor nurse at Southview Medical Center, for winning the hospital’s May 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 Ashley’s nomination story below:
“Ashley was my nurse during and after delivery. She was very professional, kind, and understanding. My epidural failed the first time, and my labor was progressing very quickly. I had planned on getting an epidural and panicked when it did not work. Ashley stayed calm, kept me calm, and communicated with me the process and time of the next events. She kept me informed when the anesthesiologist would be back to fix my epidural. Communication is Ashley’s strong quality. I was panicked that I did not plan on having a natural birth and Ashley stayed calm, communicated and gave positive reinforcement that things would be okay. She also expedited the anesthesiologist to fix the epidural. Ashley is a great nurse and deserves to be recognized. She is one of a kind and I am thankful she was my nurse! Thank you, Ashley!”