Jessica Absher
October 2019
Wilkes Medical Center
North Wilkesboro
United States




One of Jessica's coworkers nominated her for the DAISY Award. In the nomination letter, one event stood out as an example of her work ethic.
Jessica was moments away from clocking out at the end of a long 12-hour shift when she heard a code being called, which meant that a patient needed help. She pulled her badge back and ran down the hall to help.
Jessica's coworkers enjoy working with her and said she treats every patient as a beloved family member and is a strong advocate for her patients. Nurse Manager of the intermediate care unit (IMCU) and the intensive care unit (ICU) commented:
"Oftentimes it is the power of a touch, smile, kind word, or listening ear that has the potential to turn a life around and bring comfort to those in their most dire moments. Jessica exemplifies this caring and compassionate persona. I have had the privilege to be able to work beside Jessica and watch her grow from a new nurse, eager to learn, on our intermediate care unit; to a confident nurse in our intensive care unit. I am proud of Jessica and all that she has accomplished in her service to others and her commitment to the health and wellness of our community."