HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital presented the quarterly National DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Jennifer Nesbit, RN, in the telemetry unit.  The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's nationwide program to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day. 

Nesbit was nominated by a patient’s family member, for going above and beyond to care for their grandmother and their family. The nomination read in part, “My grandma and aunts have just loved Jennifer. On a particularly rough day, both breathing and emotionally, she gave Grandma and all of us the support we needed. She sat at my grandma’s side and reassured her and talked with her, never just to us without including Grandma. Grandma made her an honorary grandchild.” 

In addition to Nesbit, nominations were received for over 44 other dedicated St. Elizabeth’s nurses for this quarter. Nominations for future DAISY and other awards at St. Elizabeth’s continue to be accepted. Patients and visitors are encouraged to share and submit their story of witnessing excellent and compassionate care from staff. Award descriptions and online form can be found here.

Distribution of the nationally recognized DAISY Award at St. Elizabeth’s is made possible through funds provided by HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Foundation.

Photo Caption: (Left to right) HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Regina Peterson, RN, DNP, is pictured with DAISY Award winner Jennifer Nesbit, RN, and Kim Rickhoff, RN, BSN, nurse manager, telemetry and central monitoring.

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