Sierra Jamison, RN, was recognized with a Hot Springs DAISY Award for the compassion she showed to a grieving family.
The patient was admitted after suffering a crushed skull, and Sierra was his nurse. The patient’s sister-in-law noted the kindness she showed to the family during the difficult time.
“She was very knowledgeable and caring. She was so kind and kept asking us if we needed anything. She didn’t have to do that. She could have just come in there and went on with her business.”
When the patient’s parents decided to remove him from life-support, Sierra said she wanted to take care of him to the end.
“We were so touched by her devotion and kindness. It was literally the hardest moment that we have ever faced, and she was there with him. It comforted us so deeply. She has made an imprint on our lives. I will be forever grateful for such a special nurse like her that God placed in our lives in such a difficult time.”
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.