As a designated Magnet hospital, Huntington Hospital is a recognized leader
in nursing excellence. Every day, our nurses go above and beyond for our
patients, and we are proud to recognize them for their efforts. Huntington
Hospital’s March DAISY Award winner, Mariya Ransom, RM, labor and
delivery, was nominated by a patient who wrote the following:
During my stay on labor and delivery, I received care from more nurses
than I can
remember. Out of all those names and faces, Mariya always stood apart since
the first day she was assigned as my nurse.
I could sense that she genuinely cared about the importance of the role
she played and cared about her patients. She wasn’t
just counting down the hours while doing the minimum until she goes home.
My stay was filled with a rollercoaster of
emotions. The whole experience was nerve wracking and filled with anxiety,
uncertainty, and often times sadness. The words
enjoyable, comfortable and pleasant are not words I would have ever thought
to use when describing my lengthy hospital stay;
however, when Mariya was my nurse, she did just that. She went above and
beyond to make sure I was comfortable and well
taken care of. She provided amazing tips and tricks to help make my long-term
stay much more enjoyable, comfortable and
pleasant. Mariya was the one who taught me to elevate my arm, which had
an uncomfortable IV, with a pillow to increase
circulation and make it less irritating. When I complained about how uncomfortable
I was from the straps of all the monitors,
she made a wrap from a pillowcase which helped tremendously. She also took
her time to explain to me what she is looking
for on the monitors. The times she spent to better understand me and my
situation felt genuine and productive, which I
believed led to a more personalized and attentive care.
Not only did Mariya take the time to make me feel like I had her undivided
attention, she also went above and beyond to
make sure my husband, who was staying with me, knew what was going on and
also took the time to get to know him and make
him feel comfortable as well. No matter how busy the unit was, she would
always check-in with me and my husband to give us
updates and what to expect next, such as assessments, medications etc.
This simple action made me feel like I could depend on
her if any emergencies were to come up. In fact, the nights when Mariya
was my nurse were the nights that I felt
most comfortable and knew that I could get a peaceful night’s rest.
Mariya went above and beyond even after I transferred off the unit and
was no longer in her care. Mariya was so kindhearted
and caring that she would visit me during her break time to follow-up and
make sure I was doing well. While she didn’t have to do this, the
fact that she did strengthened my conviction to nominate her for the DAISY
Award. My lengthy stay at Huntington Hospital would not have been the
same without her.
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