Fort Logan Hospital nurse recognized for service

Published 9:32 am Friday, January 26, 2024

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Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care.  Tara Messer, a nurse in the Obstetrics Unit at EMFLH, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award.  A resident of Knox County, Tara has been caring for patients at EMFLH for one year.

Messer was nominated by a patient who said: “Tara meets every point of criteria for the Daisy Award. She has been amazing and very personable to not only me and my new baby, but my family as well. She is so sweet and down to earth and has true compassion for her patients and job. The day after I had my baby it was my fiancés birthday, she dressed my baby in the surprise birthday outfit and took pictures for my fiancé of the baby. She even went as far as to get balloons and a party hat for the baby to surprise her daddy for his birthday. Anything we needed she got for us. Pillow, blankets and even a fan. She kept the baby in the nursery so we could rest at night so I could heal and not be so worn out going home. If she hadn’t been my nurse the second night the baby would have stayed in the room with me. Tara is all around a great person and nurse. She more than deserves this award.”

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Ephraim McDowell is proud to recognize nurses with the DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence that nurses bring to their patients every day.  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.