Jordan Lang, RN, Honored with Award

Jordan Lang receives a DAISY award.
Critical care nurse Jordan Lang is the most recent recipient of The DAISY Award at Parkwest Medical Center.

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 Jordan Lang, RN, in the critical care unit. Chief nursing officer Lynn Cagle presented the award to Jordan alongside his co-workers and the DAISY committee. Lang was nominated by a patient’s family after he cared for her in the CCU.

“We received the call that our sister was on her way to Crossville Hospital. She was quickly air lifted to Parkwest. We are from Indiana and made it down around 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning. We were able to visit with Dee for a few minutes.

We returned by 8:30 a.m. and that is when we met Jordan. From the get go he was welcoming and very informative. Those two days (Wed. & Thurs.) were hard, it was touch and go (almost minute by minute). On Wednesday Jordan missed his lunch and stayed over to make sure Dee got through a very bad heart episode. This is when we began to realize just how special and extraordinary he really is!!! You really need to give this man a cape because he is a SUPER NURSE!!!

Jordan Lang is presented with the DAISY award.
The DAISY committee and hospital leadership surprised Jordan with the DAISY Award on Monday morning.

My husband works at a hospital and said if he could clone Jordan he would take him back to Indiana!  He is the best example of what a human being and nurse should be. We have to leave to go back home today (Saturday) but can rest a little easier knowing that he will be with Dee most days.

Please give Jordan this award. If anyone deserves it, it’s him. Thank you, Jordan, from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for always knowing what to do when the alarms would go off. For always knowing what to do or say to make it better for Dee and us!! You are so compassionate and caring and AMAZING.”