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 Pennye, an RN in our Critical Care Unit for being recognized with the DAISY award.  Pennye was nominated by a patient’s husband for providing excellent care to his wife during her hospital stay. 

Pennye’s Nomination

Pennye pictured with her DAISY bouquet.

“My wife was admitted for a CVA about two weeks ago. Pennye was the one who saved my wife’s life! It had been laying on my heart and I wanted to write a letter to show a small token of my appreciation but every time I tried; I became too emotional and just couldn’t put words to paper. So, I chose to call instead to nominate Pennye.

For the two nights my wife was there, Pennye took an interest in spending extra time in giving her lots of encouraging words and different exercises she could do in the bed to help her get strong. Pennye had a special gift in calming my wife down to where she could function. I have to brag on Pennye because she exceeded my expectations.

Pennye worked with my wife from the very beginning and it put her on the path of recovery. The following morning Pennye even stayed over to help her transfer out of the unit to her new room.

Pennye has a special gift and she could see just what my wife and I needed.

I believe because of Pennye my wife is now getting out of rehab and we will be able to go to the beach at the end of the month.

Pennye helped my wife get to keep her life!”

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.

The DAISY Committee and Senior Leadership presented Pennye with her award.