Terry Siek, Vice President for Patient Care Services/CNO, announced that Tammie Williams, RN, Emergency Department, has been awarded this quarter’s DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is voted upon by members of the Practice Committee based upon blinded nominations.
Tammie’s nomination was submitted by former Director Kevin Myers based upon a card a patient’s family sent to ED following the loss of their loved one. The family’s card reads, “Tammie, I just wanted you to know how grateful my family and I were. Your kindness and thoughtfulness went way beyond the call of duty. I could not have asked for a better nurse. I can’t believe all of the times we had made those trips to the hospital, we never had you before. [He] would have liked you, hands down. HMC is lucky to have you. We are all doing ok. It’s tough but we know he is in God’s hands and is no longer in pain. Again, thank you very much.”
As a DAISY Award winner, Tammie received “A Healer’s Touch” sculpture, an award certificate and a pin.
If you or someone you know would like to nominate an outstanding nurse for the DAISY Award, go to www.haysmed.com/daisyaward or send the story of the outstanding nurse, their name and your contact information to Connie Mermis, Nursing Administration. Any nurse that provides patient care and is employed by HaysMed in good standing is eligible to win the award. All nominations are active for one year.
The DAISY Award was established in 2000 by the family of Patrick Barnes. They created the DAISY Award to honor Patrick’s memory by awarding nurses that bring outstanding compassion and kindness to the bedside of patients in hospitals across the nation. DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Hays Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner by honoring one of our outstanding nurses each quarter.