Hays, KS – Melissa Portenier, RN recently awarded the first Daisy Nurse Leader Award at HaysMed. She was selected from a group of blinded nominations voted on by the HaysMed Administrative Team. The Practice Committee consists of Staff and Supervisors from a variety of departments across HaysMed. Nominations are received from patients and family members, physicians, volunteers, and Associates for nurses in inpatient, outpatient, and clinic settings.
“As the healthcare landscape becomes more complex, with increasing demands on Nurse Leaders, the Daisy Award recognizes those who create an environment of compassion and recognition for others.” Said Terry Siek, Vice President for Patient Care. “They strongly deserve to be recognized themselves. The DAISY Award is a worldwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. HaysMed is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing our nurses with this honor.”
Melissa continues to go above and beyond for her staff and Hays Med. Much like everyone else in the nation currently, we have been working with limited staff. With the absence of several key nurses, Melissa knew that she was going to need to fill the void. She continued to do her day-to-day supervisor duties as well as work as Charge Nurse for the OR front desk.
Nurse Leaders provide a haven of safety for staff, both physically and emotionally. In this environment, Nurses are inspired to do their very best by Nurse Leaders who role-model caring behaviors. These leaders provide a setting where compassion is valued, and staff, in turn, treat patients and their families with deep humanity.
To nominate a HaysMed nurse for the DAISY Award online, go to www.haysmed.com/daisyaward. If you have questions, you can call 785.623.2388