DAISY Award: Rochelle R

Congratulations to our newest DAISY Award Winner, Rochelle Ruff, an RN at Riverside’s Miller Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee. The DAISY Award is an honor that recognizes the exceptional, skillful, and compassionate care these nurses demonstrate for our patients and families every day.

Rochelle’s nomination noted: Mary, wife of Hospice patient, James. James gets agitated at times, and his wife informed her that singing old hymns to him will calm him down. Rochelle asked her what hymns he likes and told Mary she knows those and promised to sing to him. Mary states that nothing could have comforted her more than knowing Rochelle was willing to sing to her actively dying husband! While [the nominee was] coming to thank her after meeting with Mary, [the nominee] found Rochelle in James’s room singing to him.

We are grateful to have Rochelle caring for our patients and residents. #daisyaward