Katyn Parrott, a registered nurse in CGH Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit, was recently recognized as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate extraordinary compassionate care
“Katyn was my mother’s nurse in CCU up until the time of her death,” said the nominator. “To say she went above and beyond her nursing duties is an understatement. Katyn was so caring, loving and patient with my mom during some very difficult days. My mom would light up when Katyn would begin her shift, as she was more than a nurse to her.
The day prior to my mom’s passing, I arrived at her bedside, and she promptly raised her hands in the air to show me her freshly painted nails – the exact same color as Katyn’s. My mom felt beautiful…all because of a sweet little nurse that provided far more than health care! Katyn sat with my father, my sisters and me after my mom drew her last breath. She cried right along with us. Her compassion for my mom and my family will never be forgotten. CGH should be extremely proud to have hired such a wonderful nurse and angelic soul.”
The DAISY Award – an acronym for “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” – was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.
Other CGH nurses nominated for the DAISY award during the 3rd quarter included: Claire Aulwes; Darcie Bettner; Paula Beveroth; Korissa Blasing; Lauren Cecchetti, NP; Jennifer Cook; Diane Gaumer; Jackie Greve, NP; Quan Kendrick; Sydney Lebahn; Lisa Little; Jenny Lopez; Kristi Pierce; Kervin Teckio; Julie Wardell, NP; Denise Warner; Andrea Washam; Alisha Wetzell; and Lacey Young.
If you would like to submit a nomination for extraordinary nursing care that you, a family member, or a patient have received at CGH Medical Center, please visit www.cghmc.com/daisy.