Evan Mosier, RN, on 2W/NW at the Infirmary, was recognized with a DAISY Award for her commitment to caring for her patients.
Evan has been a nurse for less than a year and already received six DAISY nominations for continually demonstrating nursing compassion and going above and beyond to perform outstanding patient care.
During the Christmas holiday, Evan cared for a patient who spoke very little English. This patient was very sick and had many specialists involved in her care.
When the unfortunate news was given to the patient that she had a very aggressive form of cancer with only months left to live without chemotherapy, this patient was understandably distraught. The patient had no family present when she received this terrible prognosis, so when the doctors left the patient’s room, Evan laid in the bed next to her patient and held her while she cried.
The next day the patient was moved to the appropriate unit to receive chemotherapy. Evan went to the unit to check on the patient. While she was visiting with the patient, the patient told her, “You are my best friend.”
Unfortunately, this patient’s condition later deteriorated, and she was moved to the critical care unit. Evan went to see her the night before she passed away. Her pure act of compassion truly is what makes nurses at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary outstanding.
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.