DAISY Honoree – Michael Perchert-Osuna, RN

Michael Perchert-Osuna receives the DAISY Award, shown with coworkers, chief nursing officer and director of ICU.

DAISY Honoree – Michael Perchert-Osuna, RN

Michael Perchert-Osuna, RN, Recognized as Extraordinary Nurse

PORT ANGELES (November 25, 2019) – Chief Nursing Officer Ralph Parker, RN, honored Michael Perchert-Osuna, RN, with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses® at Olympic Medical Cancer Center recently. The award, created by the DAISY Foundation, recognizes the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care provided to patients and families every day.

“Michael is skillful and compassionate when caring for patients and their family members in the intensive care unit,” said Parker.

A recent patient’s family made the very difficult decision to discontinue all the extraordinary life-saving efforts and allow their brother a comfortable end. A family member stated Michael was extremely efficient, conscientious and incredibly sensitive to their brother’s comfort. He was also sensitive to our feelings.

“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,” said a family member.

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 beautiful and meaningful, hand-carved sculpture called A Healer’s Touch. Olympic Medical honors up to six nurses a year with this special honor.

Go to Thank A Nurse for more information or to thank an extraordinary OMC 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 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon 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.