Deanne Hutchens Recognized with Hot Springs DAISY Award

Deanne Hutchens, RN, who works in MICU in Hot Springs, was recognized with a DAISY Award for the care and compassion she showed to a recent patient nearing the end of her life.

Deanne was nominated by the patient’s sister who said she and her family were “beyond blessed God put Deanne in our path.”

She praised the care Deanne provided, including the detailed knowledge of her sister’s case, going through chart notes with the family and explaining every step of her sister’s care as well as bringing in doctors to speak to the family.

“She went above and beyond every level of care. When we withdrew care, she never left our side and stayed over her shift to take care of her and us until the very end. She is a beautiful person with a great compassion for her patients and people. She truly made the worst day of my life so much easier being there.”

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.