ANMC DAISY Award winner, Stephanie Davis, RNJuly 11, 2022
Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award winner, Stephanie Davis, RN. DAISY Awards are considered from nominations received directly from patients and colleagues. Davis was nominated by a patient.
ANMC’s nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize our nurses for their outstanding work, ANMC partnered with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.
Her nominator wrote: “Over the first night of an eventual 40-hour labor, Stephanie would come by and keep me company. We chatted about labor and pets, my birth wishes and concerns. Labor intensified during her shift the following night. The pain grew unbearable and I neared panic between waves of nausea. For hours, Stephanie and my doula worked together to help me master my breath, kindly but firmly urging me to keep going when all I wanted was to lie down and give up. I found myself begging for help to make the pain stop. Stephanie knew of my wish for a natural labor and never suggested an epidural, leaving me the agency and dignity of making the decision to get on. I will never forget the kindness and respect she showed me, and helped me control what I could during such a traumatic experience.”
Patients, their families and fellow ANMC staff can nominate nurses for DAISY Awards. Nomination forms and collection boxes have been placed throughout the ANMC hospital. Nurses who are nominated for and receive the DAISY Award exemplify what it means to be a skilled, hardworking, caring and compassionate nurse. They go above and beyond in caring for their patients.
Subsequent honorees will be selected quarterly and each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in their unit or department. For more information about the DAISY Award program, please visit www.DAISYfoundation.org. For questions about nominating an ANMC nurse, please email Cheryl George at email@example.com or Renee Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.