Peggy Hayes

Peggy Hayes

Peggy Hayes, RN

6C - Surgery & Trauma Unit
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Peggy went to bat for her patient and insisted something new was wrong and advocated for another scan.

Peggy cares deeply for her patients and demonstrates this through being a great advocate.  She had a patient after an MVC with a femur fracture and possible syncope episode that caused the crash.  The patient began to exhibit bizarre behavior and confusion after a few days of normal behavior.  Peggy went to bat for her patient and insisted something new was wrong and advocated for another scan.  The patient was rescanned and new information on the patient’s status was gleaned.  This was a good catch but also great patient advocacy.

This is not the first time I have witnessed Peggy putting forth this kind of effort for her patients.  She is a valued member of the 6C team and a great representation of WakeMed Nursing.

Note: This is Peggy’s 2nd DAISY Award!