Kent Hospital recently presented Barbara Moulton, RN, Dialysis Unit, with the summer 2016, DAISY Award. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the above-and-beyond efforts performed by nurses every day.
Barbara was nominated by Deanna Gillis, a patient, who wrote, "Barbara was the very first nurse to care for me. I was scared and confused; I had no idea what dialysis was even for. With her warm and compassionate bedside manner she put me at ease and explained each step, she also put my family at ease. She has cared for me for the last eight years. She is truly the greatest employee and a true nurse, thank you Barbara."
"It is a pleasure to recognize Barbara for all of her hard work and dedication to her patients and Kent Hospital, especially one who has been coming to Kent for so long" said Rebecca Burke, RN, MS, NEA-BC, sr. vice president patient care services, chief nursing officer at Kent Hospital. "In the nomination Barbara's patient wrote, about Barbara's kindness and compassion for the past eight years, always tending to her needs and taking the time to explain her procedures to her and her family. Thank you Barbara."
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
If you would like to nominate an extraordinary nurse that you encountered at Kent Hospital, you can submit an application to http://www.kentri.org/daisyaward or in person. Fellow providers and patients may also nominate a nurse for the award.