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2018 DAISY Award® Winners

February 2018 – Katie Collins

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently recognized its ninth DAISY Award winner, Katie Collins. The DAISY Award is a national recognition initiative that recognizes extraordinary nurses for the work they do for patients and families each day.

“Katie is a wonderful nurse,” said PMC Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Michelle Rainey. “She goes above and beyond in her role as a pediatric nurse. It takes a great nurse to make their patients feel comfortable and I thank Katie for doing just that with this family.” – Read more

 

January 2018 – Gabby Bailey

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recognized its eighth DAISY Award winner, Emergency Department registered nurse, Gabrielle “Gabby” Bailey. The DAISY Award is a national recognition initiative that recognizes extraordinary nurses for the work they do for patients and families each day.

Bailey was honored during a surprise ceremony at the hospital on Dec. 28.

“I am so impressed with our nursing staff, nurses like Gabby make our patients and their families feel at ease in what can be confusing and uncertain situations,” said PMC Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Chief Executive Officer Donovan Blackburn. “Their kindness and compassion really demonstrate what serving others is all about.”

2017 DAISY Award® Winners

September 2017 – Megan Hope Conley

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently recognized its sixth DAISY Award winner, (Megan) Hope Conley. The DAISY Award is a national recognition initiative that recognizes extraordinary nurses for the work they do for patients and families each day.

“Hope is an excellent example of what a nurse should be and strives to go above and beyond every day,” said PMC Assistant Vice President of Patient Services Jeanette Sexton. “She is recognized by her patients and co-workers often for giving great care and for her outstanding teamwork. I’m proud to have her as an employee.”

Conley has been a registered nurse on the 5E Medical Unit for nearly two years. Conley, who resides in Salyersville, was selected from a group of several nominees and was honored during a surprise ceremony at the hospital on Sept. 21. – Read more

May 2017 – Jennifer Adkins

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently recognized its fifth DAISY Award winner, Jennifer Adkins. The DAISY Award is a national initiative that recognizes extraordinary nurses for the work that they do for patients and families each day.

PMC Assistant Vice President of Patient Services Jeanette Sexton said she was very proud to have Jennifer be a part of the women’s and children’s staff.

“She strives to go above and beyond every day with all patients and their families,” Sexton added. – Read more

April 2017 – Jessica Anderson, RN (NICU)

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently recognized its fourth DAISY Award winner, Jessica Anderson. The DAISY Award is a national initiative that recognizes extraordinary nurses for their work.

Chief Operating Officer Juanita Deskins presented Anderson with the DAISY Award to thank her for her contributions to PMC and their patients.

“Our nurses exemplify care and compassion day in and day out at PMC,” said Deskins. “The DAISY award is a way to give nurses the recognition they deserve for their hard work and contributions to our patients,” she added.

Anderson is a registered nurse who has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for 13 years. Anderson was selected from a group of nominees and was honored during a surprise ceremony at the hospital on Apr. 4 surrounded by her peers, nursing administrators and the Goodson family that nominated her for her outstanding efforts. – Read more

2016 DAISY Award® Winners

December, 2016 – Matthew Blicharz, RN (Cardiac)
“I was recently hospitalized with a heart condition and was admitted to CTVU [Cardiothoracic and Vascular Unit]. At a time when my family and I were at an extremely vulnerable and frightened point in our lives, Matthew took extra time to make sure I was comforted both in my medical and emotional needs. Those small extra measures he took such as plumping my pillow, giving me a book to read and just talking to me about what I needed as a person was what made the difference in adequate vs. excellent care. Even more important than treating me special, I noticed that Matthew took the same care with each and every patient in his care. It’s employees such as Matthew that makes me proud to work in a place and be a part of an institution that offers such great care to its patients. Thank you Matthew for your caring personality.” – Read more

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November, 2016 – Kate Kinser, RN (Radiology)
“My son required a CT exam with contrast. He is eight years old and was very scared of having an IV. Kate was wonderful; she sat beside him and held his hand as she explained in words he could understand everything that was going to happen. She let him see and touch supplies and the CT scanner. She took extra time to include him in everything she did. Our family was anxious and upset with our son’s recent diagnosis. Kate was so patient, kind, and offered to pray for us. She went above and beyond what is required to complete the task and really calmed our fears. I see her occasionally and she always asks how he is and how we are. She is always smiling, happy, and compassionate. PMC is blessed to have her as part of the team. I could not ask for a better experience for my son. She is an exceptional nurse who deserves to be recognized. During a hard time for my family she understood from a mother’s perspective how terrible of an experience we were facing. She assured me that she would care for my son as she would her own child. Having a nurse go to that measure truly was remarkable and comforting during this time.” – Read more

October, 2016 – Daesha Hamilton, RN (ICU)
“My husband and I have spent many days in your hospital, a one year and 111 days in your hospital or other ones. But this nurse is by far the most compassionate, caring and loving nurse we have ever encountered. My husband suffered his fourth heart attack and was placed in the ICU there. She made an extremely scary experience seem not so scary. Her care for David (Mike) was the best we have ever experienced. We have had a lot of wonderful nurses at PMC but Daesha is more than a nurse to us now; she is part of our extended family. Her compassion for him was so comforting and meant so much to us (his family). Mike doesn’t have long to live and I hope he is around to know that she received this award, but no one is as worthy of it as she is. I could go on and on about her, but sometimes words don’t do justice to what one feels. We love her…” – Read more

To nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award®, go to www.pikevillehospital.org/nominateanurse/.