Carmen McDowell, ANMC Labor and Delivery RN receives DAISY Award

October 7, 2021

Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award winner, Carmen McDowell, RN in Labor and Delivery. DAISY Awards are considered from nominations received directly from patients and colleagues. McDowell was nominated by a new mother for the phenomenal care she provided throughout her birthing experience.

In her nomination, McDowell’s patient wrote, “Not only did Carmen do a phenomenal job taking care of me physically, but she also helped me emotionally cope with my birthing experience going nothing like we had planned or hoped for. Although I was hoping for a purely physiological process, it seemed I needed medical interventions at every turn. Carmen was supportive and compassionate, she encouraged me to process my emotions as they came up. I was able to grieve and let go of my birth preferences and be present for the experience I was actually having. Thirty hours of difficult labor later we welcomed a healthy baby. Thank you, Carmen, for your extraordinary level of care.”

 McDowell was recognized at an award ceremony where she was presented with a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture. Several nurses, colleagues and ANMC leadership attended the ceremony to show their appreciation and support for McDowell, who was grateful for the recognition.

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.

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