Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital nurses recognized for extraordinary service

Published 7:18 am Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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Nurses at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital’s Obstetrics Unit were recently honored with The DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses has been adopted by healthcare facilities around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion. The DAISY Team Award is for nurse-led teams of two or more who come together to solve a specific situation by going above and beyond. Nursing teams may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Ephraim McDowell Health to receive The DAISY Team Award. The DAISY Team Award is presented once each year at a surprise presentation. Each member of the Nursing Team receives a certificate commending them for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference your teamwork makes in the lives of so many people.” The Team also receives a specially engraved plaque with the name of the Team.

The Obstetrics Unit nurses were nominated by several patients. One of the patients said, “During our stay here the entire staff was wonderful. With this being our first baby we had no idea what to expect. My entire birth, including labor and delivery, was 27 hours and 37 minutes. Not once during the whole complicated ordeal did we feel like we weren’t taken care of. Everyone checked on us often and made sure we had everything we needed to be as comfortable as possible. You all are amazing and all deserve to get a Daisy Award. We will not go anywhere else to have our children. You guys gave us exceptional care and I feel like you all are totally responsible for getting my baby out alive. Things were so scary and complicated and I truly felt safe and comfortable in your all’s hands.”

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Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at various locations throughout Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital, Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital and other Ephraim McDowell facilities.