Amin Katkhordeh, RN, on SICU at the Infirmary, was recognized with a DAISY Award for the “tireless” care he provided to a recent patient and their family.
The patient’s sister nominated Amin and praised his ability to provide care and comfort to her brother while answering the family’s many questions.
“He answered every (question) patiently and honestly. He worked tirelessly. I don’t know if I saw him sit down his entire shift. We weren’t his only patient, but we felt like we were.
“He made us laugh when we didn’t feel like we could laugh. He got my brother food when he did not like the hospital food, but the most important thing he did was that he cared for my brother. He showed compassion, patience, comfort, and exemplified true nursing care.
“In a time of high emotions and stress, he was truly God sent. We trusted him and knew that when he was there, our family member was getting the highest care. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you Amin for being such an amazing nurse.“
The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created the national award to thank nurses everywhere.