Carmen is being honored with the DAISY Award for going above and beyond for the patients and families she cares for. Carmen is described by her patients as being knowledgeable and compassionate. She does everything she can to keep her patients as comfortable as possible.
In one particular situation, Carmen worked hard to make sure the patient got everything they needed. She made the patient feel at ease which allowed him to rest comfortably. The patient's family member noted that Carmen was timely and possesses excellent assessment skills. She checked on the patient after her shift was over which made the patient and their family feel special. The patient noted that Carmen acted as a true professional.
Carmen is described by her peers as being a team player, a true leader, and going above and beyond to help her patients and others. She is a hard worker who puts her nose to the grindstone and gets the job done. She is also known for putting everything and everyone before herself. They note that it is a pleasure to learn from Carmen and her vast knowledge and experience.
Because of Carmen's compassionate and caring efforts, her patients experience a level of care that exemplifies the impact nurses have in creating an environment where patients and families feel at home.