A story that exemplifies one specific instance of extraordinary caring between a nurse and a patient or family and the impact of that connection.
I nominate Ann Aurand, RN, as a deserving recipient of the Daisy Award.
This nurse exemplifies the kind of nurse that patients and families, as well as nurses, physicians and other members of the health care team, recognizes as an outstanding role model.
Ann was my nurse when I was in telemetry a month ago and again today when I came to the Emergency Department. I cannot tell you what wonderful care she gives to her patients. She is very compassionate and patient. Ann goes the extra mile to provide excellent nursing care to hare patients while making them feel more relaxed. Ann’s sincere friendliness also helps one feel less nervous. When I was in ICU a month ago, I was very worried that my symptoms were caused by my heart. At the same time, I was very sad because one of my best friends was dying of cancer. Ann was so good to listen to be babble on. She cheered me up considerably. I must say you have the best Emergency Department because of staff like Ann.