When I think of a nurse who has made a meaningful difference in patient care, I think of Jackie Clay. She is the epitome of a DAISY Nurse. She is someone who goes above and beyond every single day. Her patients are always her top priority. Her calmness, her compassion, her knowledge, her smile, her sense of humor is what makes her a true DAISY Nurse. She develops a relationship with her patients like none other. She laughs with them, she cries with them, and she is the support when they need it the most. She consistently inspires others to strive for excellence.
Jackie is known to be one of the most resourceful and skillful nurses at our hospital. She is always looking for ways to improve the quality of care delivered to our patients. She is and has been, the chair of our Nursing Shared Governance Coordinating Council. This is a passion for her because it empowers nursing staff to deliver the best patient care possible.
Jackie has offered so much to our hospital and our patients and their families without assuming recognition. She truly demonstrates what an excellent nurse should be – caring, compassionate, organized, responsible, reliable, knowledgeable, and a leader among her peers. Thank you, Jackie, for being an excellent nurse.