Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., in conjunction with the Professional Development Council, has presented the DAISY Award to a number of nurses recently.
One DAISY Award went to Gail Livingston, RN, BSN, CMSRN. Livingston was nominated by a patient. According to a news release, the patient stated: Once in a while I find an angel, someone that understands and listens to the caregiver. This angel explains and gives compassion so that I can relax and trust the hospital with my 92-year-old mother who is blind and lost her last sibling during her hospital stay. She exemplifies what is good about the nursing field and gives a good face to Chester County Hospital. This angel is Gail Livingston.”
Another DAISY Award was given to Patti Wollner, RN. Wollner also was nominated by a patient. According to the release, the patient stated: Patti, was awesome. She explained things and took the time to check on me. She wanted to make sure I wasnt in any pain and was very compassionate. She definitely has what it takes to be a great part of the Chester County Hospital team.
A third DAISY Award was presented to Michelle Collman, RN, BSN. Collman was nominated by Brenda Eastham, CRNP. According to the release, Eastham stated: Shelly developed a trusting relationship with [a patient’s] daughter and learned about the familys special bereavement norms. After [the patient’s] death, Shelly demonstrated cultural sensitivity as she cared for [the patient’s] body and daughter over the next 24 hours. She was present and culturally attentive to all aspects of both patient and family in caring for them as one unit in her deliverance of superior nursing care.”