DAISY Winner: Katie O.

We are celebrating our fourth-floor Rehab RN Katie Odell as our most recent DAISY Award Winner. The DAISY Award is an honor that recognizes the exceptional, skillful, and compassionate care these nurses demonstrate for our patients and families every day. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer LaTivia Carr, along with Riverside President and C.E.O. Phil Kambic were on hand today to present the award. At the same time, coworkers and family stood nearby to celebrate.

Her nomination read: “Katie is an exceptional nurse who truly cares about her patients and fellow coworkers. Katie is always there to lend a helping hand when it is needed. Often she will move around her schedule and transfer to nights and help out when we are short-staffed. She will do it without complaints and with a big smile on her face. As for Katie’s patients, she is always there to listen, educate and overall make patients feel comfortable in their time of worry. Katie does not know, but I was in passing one day and overheard Katie listen to the concerns of her patient. This patient had a new brace placed on her foot and she was unable to afford shoes that would fit around the brace. This was hindering the patient’s ability to fully participate in therapy sessions. The very next day Katie walked in and gifted her patient with shoes that would properly fit around her brace, so she could be successful with her rehab journey. This patient would no longer have to worry about the financial burden of new shoes and could focus on returning to her health. Katie truly is selfless and a wonderful team member. I wish Katie never changes and continues on her remarkable journey as an R.N.”

If you have had or witnessed extraordinary nursing care and would like to nominate your Riverside Healthcare nurse, visit http://bit.ly/Riverside_Daisy