November 21, 2017

October DAISY Winners

Audrey Forga, RN, Renal Medicine

Nominated by Robert Kline, MD

Audrey is normally on the renal floor, but she was pulled to trauma care for two days.  She was part of the team that cared for Dr. Kline.

 I spent two days on the Trauma Care Unit on the Mission campus for a concussion, clavicle fracture, and road rash. It was at first amusing, then extraordinarily frightening to be on the other side of the fence, so to speak, as a patient. Audrey cared for me both days. Though it was not her usual unit, I was struck by her kindness, thoroughness, calm demeanor, reassurance, competence, and consideration at every encounter. She was extremely thoughtful in her dealing with me and my very frightened wife and daughters present throughout my brief stay. I have been unable to track her down to personally thank her for such a job well done but thought this would be a step in the right direction. Attending to the dignity of a patient in such a vulnerable position, going beyond the charting demands, prioritizing both efficiency and humanity, seeing the patient as a person worth their undivided attention-these are attributes we physicians seldom master. We have so much to learn from our nursing colleagues like Audrey, as the bedside, where it counts, when nobody’s watching.

Many others were great but unfortunately I cannot recall their names. The unit overall is superb. My physicians top notch (Buechler, Thompson). I feel amply repaid for whatever service I’ve given to the Mission system in the past.

Diane Scheimann, BSN, RN, CCRN, Coronary ICU

Diane has received four nominations for the DAISY award; one from a colleague and three from patients and families.

1: (Nurse) The ANA defines nursing as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations”. Diane Scheimann, BSN, RN, CCRN of CICU consistently exemplifies what is most unique about our profession. Diane is flexible, respectful and knowledgeable. Diane serves as a mentor/preceptor and inspires excellence in nursing among her peers, who describe her as “approachable, trustworthy, and knowledgeable”. Diane is a certified Critical Care RN and also a Diabetic Resource Nurse. Diane is currently taking classes to become a Geriatric Resource Nurse as well.

Diane frequently volunteers in the community; recently she participated in the United Way Day of Caring and the Minutes Matter campaign. I would nominate Diane Scheimann for the DAISY award so that she may be recognized for the clinical expertise, professionalism, and compassionate patient care she provides every day.

2: (Family/Visitor) Knowledgeable, nice to a greater degree than average. Very accommodating over and above average. Made our whole party comfortable and welcome.

3. (Family/Visitor) She was the most caring nurse of the three floors she was on. She is a special nurse.

4: (Family/Visitor) With knowledge of her profession and the hands on professionalism for my brother-in-law, gave my brother-in-law relief from any anxiety he had.

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