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Memorial Announces May DAISY winner

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Memorial Announces May DAISY winner

From the nominator:

I first met Hannah Cupit on one of my many hospitalizations due to chemo and cancer, from June 2022 and future admits. Hannah is very caring, friendly, and helpful in any way she can. She goes beyond just her nursing ability. She makes you feel comfortable and that means a lot to someone in the hospital who doesn't want to be there in the first place. After she gets to know you, she's always Interested in how you've been, or how your family is doing. She takes a genuine interest in you as a patient and a person. Hannah has been my nurse on several occasions when I've been admitted because of chemo complications and when seeing her it's like we just saw each other the day before, ready with her Infectious smile, works hard to help you get better. Hannah is a true asset to Memorial Hospital, you can see she obviously loves her job and truly cares for her patients. And when I do have to be admitted I'm always asking first "Where's Hannah?" And if by chance I'm not on her roll, she always makes it a point to come to see me and check on me while I'm there!! I want everyone to know how wonderful and caring she is. She is the best!

About DAISY:

In late 1999, at the age of 33, Patrick Barnes awoke with some blood blisters in his mouth. Having survived Hodgkins Disease twice, he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with the auto-immune disease, ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura).

Said his father, Mark Barnes, "We are so blessed that we were able to spend the eight weeks of his hospitalization with him and his family. During those weeks, we experienced the best of Nursing. We were there to see the clinical skill that dealt with his very complex medical situation, the fast thinking of nurses who saved his life more than once, and that nursing excellence that took years to hone to the best of the profession. But frankly, as a patient family, we rather expected that Pat would have great clinical care. That was why he was in the hospital. What we did not expect was the way his nurses delivered that care - the kindness and compassion they gave Pat and all of us in his family every day. We were awed by the way the nurses touched him and spoke with him, even when he was on a ventilator and totally sedated. The way they informed and educated us eased our minds. They truly helped us through the darkest hours of our lives, with soft voices of hope and strong loving hugs that to this day, we still feel."

Just days after he died, the family began talking about what they would do to help fill the giant hole in their hearts that Pat’s passing had left. His wife came up with the acronym, DAISY, standing for diseases attacking the immune system. As they discussed what to do in Patrick’s memory, first and foremost, they wanted to say Thank You for the gifts nurses give their patients and families every day. That is when the family created The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses.

For more information regarding Hannah's nomination, click here.