Susie Wagner Receives Hot Springs DAISY Award

Susie Wagner, RN in Labor & Delivery, received a DAISY Award at Hot Springs. Following is the nomination letter submitted by the patient.

I would like to nominate this nurse for the Daisy award. She leads by example, listens with her heart and consistently illustrates your core values. She takes care of the whole patient, goes above and beyond and does not pass the buck. This nurse is an excellent team player, knows the value of little things and exhibits extraordinary skills and knowledge.

After pregnancy complications at just 16 weeks, I had to deliver my son. That’s when I met this nurse. She was the most pleasant human being I have ever met. She was there for me through it all – even saying goodbye to my son. Through every tear she was there. It was like she knew exactly what to say and do at the most perfect moment that I needed her to.

I believe that God sent this nurse to us because she was perfect for us. She took the best of care of me, my son and our family. We will always remember this nurse and she will always hold a special place in my heart for all the extraordinary things she did for us. If it were not for her I don’t know how I would have gotten through that awful day. She made it better in every way she could. I believe this nurse deserves the Daisy Award for all of her wonderful skills as a nurse and for the amazing person that she is.

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.