Diane Blume received the DAISY Award for her innovative thinking, which promotes a positive and satisfying patient experience.
Diane is specifically being recognized for her leadership in the creation and implementation of a patient journaling project. These journals encourage patient and family involvement in care while in the hospital. The process of creating a journal of experiences and feelings also helps patients with emotional healing.
Diane had the compassion and drive to improve the delivery of caring, by going the extra mile be the facilitator of this project. She consistently demonstrates compassion and caring ways to make patients feel important and special.