Lisa King, a nurse in Hot Springs, received the June DAISY Award.
Lisa was nominated by a patient who was returning for a second surgery in a month. The patient “received excellent care from all of my team but one person really worked hard to make a difference.”
“This nurse recognized that there was an issue post-procedure that would have prevented me from healing properly. She was AWESOME! She made numerous calls to the surgeon, wound care nurse and the wound vac company to assure that when I went home, the equipment was working the way it should and I could heal.”
Lisa ensured the patient was well-cared for at the hospital and prepared to care for themselves once they were discharged.
“Not one time did I ever feel rushed, pressured to leave, uneducated, or frustration from the nurse. She was persistent and making sure I had what I needed. This nurse deserved to be recognized for her compassionate care, advocating for her patient, and representation of the nursing profession.”
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