Congratulations to Nicole Campbell, RN who recently received Roane Medical Center’s DAISY Award for her outstanding work and compassionate care in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
A daughter of a patient praised Nichole because “During [my mother’s] stay, we met quite a few nurses, who were all professional and helpful, but the one that stands out to me is Nicole,” she wrote. “She was always courteous and professional, very organized and efficient. Always willing to answer questions, even though I had lots of questions. She was never impatient or unkind, and even willing to smile or laugh if that was what we needed.”
Month’s after her mother’s discharge, she was readmitted and transferred back to the ICU. “They placed my mom back on the vent, and even though Nicole was not her nurse, she checked on me, reassured me and asked if I needed anything,” the daughter said. “Thank you for hiring Nicole, she is definitely an asset to your team, and a friend to us in time of need.”
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP) at age 33. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his Nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. The Foundation was created in Pat’s memory to recognize extraordinary Nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their patients every day.
Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desk and inpatient units. Each Daisy Award Honoree is recognized at a ceremony in her or his unit and receives a certificate of recognition, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled “Heart’s Touch”.