Congratulations to Jessica Ellis, RN, M2 – Our DAISY Award honoree in June 2015!
To be recognized as a DAISY Honoree, a nurse’s clinical skill and compassionate care exemplify the kind of nurse that our patients, their families, and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model. This nurse consistently meets all of the following criteria:
• Exemplary Service
• Compassionate Care
• Commitment to Excellence
• Advocacy Professionalism
• Dedication by Consistently Going Above and Beyond
Jessica Ellis, an RN on M2 was recognized by a coworker for her kindness and caring intervention with all of her patients. Congratulations, Jessica!
"[In March], Jessica was assigned to care for a retired nurse [on our unit]. The patient was somewhat confused and had been unable to properly care for herself. She had long hair with a baseball size mat of hair on the back of her head. Jess spent one hour on Sunday trying to comb out the matted hair and washed the patient’s hair twice without any success. Jess called her sister-in-law who is a hair dresser. Obtaining the patient’s and her daughter’s permission to cut her hair, Jess asked her sister-in-law if she would be willing to come in and do this for the patient. On Monday morning, the hair cut was done. The patient’s natural curls made her hair bounce back into a beautiful hair style. Jess was very excited to see that the patient was so happy. The haircut and style was done out of kindness. The patient bragged about her “beautiful” hair with everyone who came in contact with her. Jess’s kindness and caring intervention with all of her patients truly makes her an angel of mercy in my eyes." – D.P.