FLORENCE, S.C. — Meagan Blankenship, RN, a workers nurse on the cardiovascular surgical procedure flooring, was not too long ago named a DAISY Award recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Blankenship was nominated by a affected person for her extraordinary care and compassion.
To acknowledge these nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center who’re true examples of nursing excellence, sufferers, members of the family and associates could nominate nurses for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
The award is a part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to acknowledge the super-human efforts nurses carry out daily.
On the nomination type, the affected person wrote, “When you need Meagan, she is there and answers all of your questions. She has it all. It is difficult for me to explain in words how I feel about Meagan. She is truly an excellent nurse and person in many ways.
“For one thing, she has the perfect personality for what she does. She has an understanding of patients and a sense of humanity. It seems as if she knows when you need her even when you haven’t called her. She pays attention to everything about you. I didn’t go without anything. Even when I wasn’t in the room, she saw to it that I had a meal. Meagan is so very deserving of this award.”
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The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation relies in Glen Ellen, California, and was established by members of the family in reminiscence of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died on the age of 33 in late 1999 from issues of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), just a little recognized however not unusual auto-immune illness. The care Patrick and his household acquired from nurses whereas he was in poor health impressed this distinctive manner of thanking nurses for making a profound distinction within the lives of their sufferers and affected person households.
Nurses could also be nominated for his or her sturdy medical expertise and the compassionate care they supply. Nomination kinds can be found on every nursing unit at McLeod Regional Medical Center or may be discovered at www.McLeodNursing.org.
Recipients of the DAISY Award are chosen by the DAISY committee, led by nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Awards are given all year long at displays in entrance of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, sufferers, and guests. Each honoree receives a certificates commending him or her for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificates reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” The honoree can be given a phenomenal and significant sculpture known as “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.