12 Feb Cheryl Mingee, RN, Named Extraordinary Nurse
DAISY Award Honoree Cheryl Mingee, RN, Recognized for Extraordinary Patient Care
Interim Chief Nursing Officer Vickie Swanson, RN, presented Cheryl Mingee, RN, with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses® at Olympic Medical Center. The award, created by the DAISY Foundation, recognizes the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care provided to patients and families every day.
Mingee was recognized for her work as a nurse in the ICU and Telemetry departments at Olympic Medical Center. Currently, Mingee, cares for cancer patients as an oncology nurse at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center.
Mingee’s supervisor, Julie Larsen, RN, has seen the positivity and care shine through during Mingee’s time at the Cancer Center, saying, “Cheryl is an amazing nurse who always has the safety and best care of her patients in mind.”
A patient’s wife nominated Mingee for the DAISY award, writing:
My husband has been hospitalized a number of times in the last two years and has always gotten great care (at OMC). The last time, he was very altered, aggressive, and did not have a clue what was going on. He required one-on-one care from the nursing staff. Cheryl was with him during the worst of his illness and she was wonderful!
. . . When I came in to check on him both days, you could tell it was draining, but she did not complain. She kept saying she could not wait to see the real person he is once he gets better.
Cheryl was just so engaging, personable and concerned. The situation was not pleasant for her, but she took it in stride and smiled all the way through.
. . . I just want to say thank you and let everyone know how appreciative we are for her great care.
Olympic Medical nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate 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.” Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a meaningful, hand-carved sculpture called A Healer’s Touch. A cross-functional committee of healthcare workers review the nominations and select the final nominee.
Go to www.olympicmedical.org/thank-a-nurse for more information or to nominate an extraordinary Olympic Medical Center nurse.
About the DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of an auto-immune disease. (DAISY is an acronym 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 DAISYfoundation.org.