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 first DAISY Award winner for 2021, Jennifer Pai, RN, CCU, was nominated by an employee who wrote the following:
I would like to nominate Jen for this award because I think that she deserves the recognition for the care and compassion that I observe her giving every day. I’ve known that Jen is a great nurse for a while now, but I was recently given a reminder. I was on the code team with her, and we had approximately six rapid responses and two code blue activations in our 12-hour shift. It was a hectic day, we were short-staffed, tired, and the whole team was just trying their best to keep up. It was almost 6 p.m. when the last code rapid response of our shift was paged overhead. We all responded to a chronically ill patient that was having trouble breathing. While the team ran through the motions and worked to treat the patient, it was Jen that went above and beyond.
Jen sat with the patient and made sure to talk her through the process. She held her hand and talked her through the pain. She fixed her bed and sat with her as we tried to find solutions. She presented her ideas and got the team’s input. She talked with the bedside nurse and made sure that everyone was OK and did it in such a manner that showed how much she cared. On a day when I know she was tired and wanted nothing more than to go home, she spent the extra time to show why Huntington Hospital and its nursing team are truly special. I think that the hard work of someone like this can sometimes go overlooked because Jen does this on such a regular basis. I truly think that Jen embodies what it is to be a DAISY award recipient. Thank you.
Congratulations, Jennifer, for your well-deserved DAISY Award! For more information about the award, please visit: www.huntingtonhospital.com/daisyform