Cheri Farmer, RN, who works in MICU in Hot Springs, was recognized with a DAISY Award for the care she showed to a patient and her daughter who live more than two hours away.
The patient was transferred from another hospital in the middle of the night. The pair were alone in a new town for several hours while they waited for family members to arrive.
“Cheri knew I was alone. She came down to the surgery waiting room to check on me and my mom. Cheri made sure I had food and drinks while checking on my mom. I have never had an RN go out of her way to show us she cares.”
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.