A nurse at Parkwest Medical Center was honored today 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. Congratulations to Brooke an RN, on 4 Riverstone for being recognized with the DAISY award.  Brooke was nominated by a patient for the amazing care and support she provided to one of her patients.

Brooke’s Nomination

Brooke with 4R team
Brooke was recognized by senior leadership and celebrated by her co-workers on 4 Riverstone.

Brooke with flowers

“I am newly diagnosed with cancer and have had four stays in the hospital within 3 months. This was very hard for me. I am an RN as well. We are fast-moving productive people and my world spun to an almost stop. I was so depressed after a six-day stay in the hospital. My sister was with me but had to work during my stay. Brooke noticed I was becoming down. She talked with me about it. I told her I missed my boyfriend and she surprised me and got him in to see me. It was only for one evening but it uplifted my spirit so much. It meant so much to both of us.

I discharged two days later but was back again in two weeks and I was the luckiest patient to get Brooke again. She is fun! She is funny and just makes you feel like the most important person. She also treated my family with such respect and friendship.

I have been a critical care nurse for 12 years. After having Brooke as my nurse I realized that I could do so much better and the next time I work I plan on stepping up to Brooke’s level. More caring, friendlier and take a little more time. She is great at her job! I will never forget what she did for me and what she continues to do for me within this stay.

I will strive to be more like her and I’ve thanked God many times for putting her in my life’s path.”

Brooke was presented with a certificate,  a pin, daisy arrangement, The Healer’s Touch sculpture and cinnamon rolls for her and her department to enjoy! Congratulations to Brooke! We appreciate her dedication to nursing and for always going above and beyond for her patients!

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 www.TreatedWell.com/DAISY.