Gayle Hanks, a nurse at North, received the Daisy Award. Below is an excerpt from her nomination.
“While working in the ED, Gayle Hanks made the decision to care for a patient who presented with extreme patient care challenges. Gayle, without hesitation, provided this patient with a hot meal, got them cleaned up, and provided wound care treatment. Gayle also worked with security to ensure the patient’s vehicle was moved from under the drive-up canopy to a place in the parking lot. She went above and beyond for this most vulnerable patient.”
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 this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.