Thank a Nurse

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Share Your Story to Thank Your Nurse

Anyone may thank an Olympic Medical Center nurse. Please share how your nurse excels in one or all of these qualities.

  • Nurturing – positively encourages others
  • Understanding – aware of conditions, feelings, and life stories when interacting with others
  • Respectful – listens and communicates respectfully
  • Skilled – knowledgeable, embodies professionalism
  • Empathetic – considers the feelings and situations of patients and staff
  • Supportive – spends quality time with patient and family, and encourages shared decision making

To share your story and thank a nurse, please submit a DAISY nomination below. Provide specific examples and details if possible about how your nurse made a difference in your care. The more examples you share, the more likely your nurse will be selected.

Here’s what patients and coworkers have shared about Olympic Medical Center nurses:

  • Even an RN needs help during sickness and trauma. Judy’s care, knowledge, and concern for her patients demonstrates a degree of professionalism that I wish I could have achieved in my own career.
  • Katie is the type of nurse that doesn’t just come to work for a paycheck, she comes because she enjoys providing the best possible experience to her patients, as well as interactions with her co-workers.
  • I have never met a more nurturing, understanding, respectful, empathetic and supportive nurse in my entire life than Karen.
  • Watching my brother be that ill, and die, was hard, but I don’t believe anyone could have taken better care of him, or us, than Michael. I carry a special place in my heart for him.

Read more about our extraordinary nurse honorees here >

About the DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease, ITP, in 1999. During his hospitalization, the Barnes Family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and their entire family. When he died, the family felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way and the DAISY Foundation was created.

DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem.

The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. More information can be found at DAISY Foundation.

Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human, extraordinary, compassionate work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Olympic Medical Center are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

DAISY Award Materials

DAISY Honorees

Olympic Medical Center nurses, nominated by patients, families, visitors, physicians and peers, are selected by an Olympic Medical DAISY committee and recognized at a ceremony in their unit. Each DAISY Award honoree receives

  • a beautiful certificate
  • a DAISY Award pin
  • a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch
  • appreciation from leadership, management and staff

Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

Thank a Nurse

Please share your experience of an extraordinary nurse.

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