Hays, KS – HaysMed is pleased to announce that Branson Sandoval, RN, has received the DAISY Award for his exceptional dedication to patient care. His efforts undeniably make a profound impact on the lives of his patients and their families.
“Branson will be registered with the DAISY Foundation as national recognition for his service as an extraordinary nurse. And, because we want everyone to know how proud we are at HaysMed, the DAISY Award Banner will be displayed on Branson’s unit which is the Intensive Care Unit.” praised Terry Siek, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Services at HaysMed.
The nomination for the DAISY Award originated from a family member of a patient, expressing a desire to recognize Branson Sandoval’s thoughtful and impactful care. The family member said, “Branson cared for our mom in exactly the same way we would care for her, and he went above and beyond to not only connect with my mother but with me; as well. What a blessing and treasure you have in him, and I am beyond thankful I got the chance to witness this level of compassion that is grossly missing in our world today.”
The family member continued, “I really enjoyed watching his care and attention towards her. After the care I witnessed him give to her, I felt at ease to get a little bit of sleep for myself. He made me feel like she was his main priority; while in the room with her.”
Established in 2000, the DAISY Foundation was founded in memory of Patrick Barnes, acknowledging the significant influence exceptional nurses had on him and his family. The name “DAISY” is linked to the autoimmune disease he battled, ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura). The DAISY award is accompanied with a daisy pin for awardees to wear to serve as a daily reminder of how much their caring efforts and outstanding customer service are appreciated by their patients and family members as well as HaysMed.
By awarding nurses that bring outstanding compassion and kindness to the bedside of patients in hospitals across the nation, the DAISY Foundation hopes to bring awareness to us all regarding how important a role nurses can and do play in our lives. Hays Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner by honoring our own outstanding nurses. To nominate a nurse or team at HaysMed for the Daisy Award, individuals are encouraged to visit the official website at https://www.haysmed.com/daisy-nomination-form/.