McKenzie Health Presents DAISY, Bee Awards

Chantal Bane, RN, of the McKenzie Health Labor & Delivery team, was honored last week with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Thirty nominations were received for this selection cycle. This recognition is celebrated twice a year – May and December.

The nomination submitted about Bane read: "To a wonderful Nurse Chantal – you are a super-duper nurse! I want to take this moment to thank you for your kindness, knowledge, wisdom, and support, for your help, time, and care. And a big thank you for all your advice and always being there. You are always patient and gentle with us, and our baby enjoyed having you here helping all of us. Saying 'thank you' doesn't feel like enough. I really enjoyed your care and attention. Thank you so much for being a caring nurse. You are there for the smiles and tears and to share the joy. You helped me position myself for feeding my little baby. You see us when we are exhausted and keep reminding me that it's going to get better. Thank you for all you did for us during after birth. Your guidance, care and compassion helped more than you know. We will always remember what you did for us. You hold a special place in our hearts. A big thanks to all the nurses on the team for their care, support, patience and hard work. You are all great!"

Ellen Augustine – RN, interim obstetrics manager, said, "Chantal exemplifies the type of nurse that has an unwavering dedication not only to her moms and babies, but to the department and the hospital. I appreciate her nurturing hands and heart. She not only tends to the needs of her patients but also uplifts her co-workers, shares her knowledge and fosters a culture of compassion and unity within our team."

Pete Edis, CEO of McKenzie Health, added, "One of the many highlights of being CEO is having the opportunity to recognize our dedicated and talented employees. Chantal is an excellent RN and asset to our team. She brings a spark to the Labor & Delivery Unit for moms, infants, and families. Congratulations to Chantal for her outstanding contributions to McKenzie Health and most importantly, to the people that depend on rural healthcare."

If you or a loved one has received extraordinary care, please nominate your nurse for the DAISY Award! You can apply by written or digital application. To apply online, please visit mckenziehealth.com/daisy-award-nomination/.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation 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.

Bee award

Theresa Martin, patient registration at McKenzie Health, is the first-ever recipient of the BEE Award – Being Excellent Every Day. The award is offered to any professional who is not a nurse, and nominations can be submitted from patients, family, community members, or staff. It is provided in conjunction with the DAISY Award for nurses. Twenty-one nominations were received for this selection cycle. BEE and DAISY Award recognition is celebrated twice a year – May and December.

The nomination submitted about Martin read: "Theresa's cheerful tone and interactions with patients is something amazing. She is kind and considerate when it comes to patients and is always willing to help. I have seen her go so far as to sit with a patient in the waiting area because they are nervous or unsure of what is going on. In this field you come across so many people from all walks of life and to see the genuine smile on her face to everyone is astounding. She never judges nor meets energies that might be unpleasant. She is consistent in how she represents our registration staff. I would love for her to receive this award to show just how amazing she is."

Jennifer Wolfe, patient access manager, said, "I could go on and on about Theresa. She is reliable, dependable, and efficient, but more than that, she is kind and caring toward all of our patients. She makes a personal effort to see that every patient that walks in our doors is treated as if they were family. She truly is a joy and an asset to our patient access team!"

Pete Edis, CEO of McKenzie Health, added, "One of the many highlights of being CEO is having the opportunity to recognize our dedicated and talented employees. Theresa was nominated and selected by her peers for the BEE Award, which makes the honor that much more special. Congratulations to Theresa for her outstanding contributions to McKenzie Health and most importantly, to the people that depend on rural healthcare."

If you have had an excellent experience with a McKenzie Health professional, please nominate that person for the BEE Award! You can apply by written or digital application. To apply online, please visit mckenziehealth.com/bee-award/.

 

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