A nurse at Parkwest Medical Center was honored this morning with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient who had received extraordinary care and compassion from his nurses during his final days.
The DAISY Award was presented to Anne Wellbaum, RN, on 5R our orthopedic floor. Chief nursing officer Lynn Cagle presented the DAISY award to Lindsey, alongside her co-workers and the DAISY committee. Anne was nominated by the Ken Bowling for the wonderful care he received after his neck/spine surgery, “Anne was my night nurse after my neck/spine surgery. She was quick to grasp exactly where my care was at, my needs, etc. She seemed to read my mind as to the timing of each need. Super pleasant and a pleasure to be around. Humor is good medicine and she helped spread it. After receiving such compassionate care from Anne, Parkwest is the hospital for all future needs. They truly gave exemplary examples of top notch medical care!”
The DAISY Committee presented Anne with a pin, a certificate, daisies, The Healer’s Touch sculpture, and cinnamon rolls for her entire department to share. Congratulations to Anne! We appreciate her passion for nursing, and her commitment to always putting her patients first!
Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee at Parkwest Medical Center to receive The DAISY Award. To nominate a nurse today visit TreatedWell.com/DAISY.