Kimberly Allen continues to be a nurse with such care and compassion. She provides patient and family-centered care by ensuring that the families on the unit are well taken care of. 3 North tends to have tremendous amounts of families from far away. Kimberly goes home to cook meals for these families without missing or altering her schedule.
On our unit, an elderly patient started to become depressed and voiced concern that she was missing church and couldn't hear the gospel. Kimberly provided a CD player, along with some sermons and gospel CDs. This patient’s mood changed tremendously. Once she was discharged to the nursing home, Kimberly provided a portfolio of gospel CD's, sermons and some gowns.
On a weekly basis, Kimberly gives our patients and families lotion, soap, and other items that they otherwise would not receive while in the hospital. There are so many things, Kimberly quietly does for 3 North patients and families. I did not want to miss the opportunity to say thank you. Kimberly, 3 North appreciates you.
Note: This is Kimberly's 2nd DAISY Award!