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 August DAISY Award winner, Kathleen Hanson, RN, was nominated by a patient who wrote the following:
I had the privilege of being Kathleen’s patient. I was scared and overwhelmed. The minute Kathleen walked into the room, she managed to calm my nerves and made my husband and I feel safe. My husband said that he felt like he had a teammate. She understood that this was a profound moment for us as a family and fostered the experience for us. Because of her, I will always remember my stay at Huntington Hospital, and the memory will be filled with joy. I am also a nurse, so I know that the level of expertise and compassionate care she possesses is remarkable. She was able to provide us with a timeline for every step. When she said something was going to be done, it happened. Because of her, my husband and I were able to focus, and we had a profound sense of trust. Her level of care and compassion made us feel as if I were the only patient on the unit. She got in the trenches when I was in pain, respected my wishes and advocated for me. She did her work with such skill. She was an answer to my prayers. I will never be able to say enough about her excellent care. Thank you, Kathleen, for all you did for my family and me.
Congratulations, Kathleen, for your well-deserved DAISY Award! For more information about the DAISY Award, please visit: www.huntingtonhospital.org/daisyform.