DAISY Team Award Winner: Methodist Hospital 6 South
The Methodist Hospital 6 South Oncology Team was honored at a recognition ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 18, as the 2018 DAISY Team Award winner for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital.
The team was nominated by a fellow Methodist nurse who experienced its skill and compassion during her mother’s admission to the hospital in October.
“The nurses showed my mother such compassion and helped her and my family through the hardest time of our life,” the nominator wrote. “It was a long 12 days in the hospital with my mom vomiting, in pain and confused. There was a roller coaster of emotions for all of us. Without the knowledge and support of these nurses, this situation would have been much worse.”
Being a nurse herself, the nominator appreciated being able to step out of her role as a caregiver, and simply be there to support her mother and family.
“I appreciate that the nurses encouraged me to be the daughter and not the nurse,” she wrote. “It was so hard to leave the care of my mother in someone else's hands, but after getting to know her nurses, I was comfortable going home and knew she would be in excellent hands.”
And those healing hands, the nominator felt, left a lasting impression.
“I truly want to thank you. I have worked and dealt with many units throughout the health system, and I feel that the staff on 6 South are role models for all of us. Their dedication to oncology shines through in their care!”
The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Nurses can be nominated by anyone, including patients, family members, physicians, supervisors or peers.
To nominate a nurse at Methodist Hospital or Methodist Women’s Hospital, visit www.bestcare.org/daisy.