Jennifer Abbott Recognized with Hot Springs DAISY Award

Jennifer Abbott, RN, in Hot Springs, was recognized with a DAISY Award for the compassion she showed to a recent patient.

The patient is a young mother and was admitted to have surgery for a sentinel lymph node biopsy. The patient met Jennifer just after her surgery, and Jennifer, also a young mother, shared that she had had the same surgery.

“I was so amazed that God placed this nurse in my life in the exact time I needed her. She brought me so much encouragement as she related to everything I was going through, not only physically but mentally as well. I genuinely felt like we were in this together.”

Jennifer shared with the patient about the moment the doctors told her she was cancer free after having her lymph nodes removed. She encouraged the patient that she would have similar results.

“I loved that I was able to ask her questions about side effects and she was able to answer them not only from a medical standpoint but also with having personal experience as well.

“I cannot say enough good things about Jennifer. She genuinely cared about me that hard day, and I found a friend in her. I truly hope our paths cross again one day and that she realizes what a blessing she was to me.”

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.