My brother had a myriad of health problems ranging from Stage 4 kidney disease to severe back pain. Confused, disoriented, in extreme pain, and in an unfamiliar place, he was a challenge to your staff. Tyler Stamey was interested in the whole patient and talked to us at length about my brother’s treatment. After listening to all our concerns, he suggested we set up a meeting with the Palliative Care Team. That meeting went well and we all decided he should be placed in their care.
Sadly, Tyler wasn’t going to be his nurse any longer. He was my brother’s nurse for only 2 days, but he created an environment of caring and professionalism that made me feel he would get the best care possible. Not only did Tyler take care of my brother, he insisted I take time out to eat, rest, and take care of myself. He suggested I go home and call him anytime. That gave me the peace and comfort that I needed to come back the next day and begin all over again. My brother passed away after 2 weeks in palliative care at WakeMed.
In summary, Tyler was always professional, knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and caring. His ability to explain medical procedures and terms in layman’s language eased our angst and concerns. I believe he is most worthy of the DAISY Award and recommend him without reservation. He is an outstanding representative of the nursing profession and your hospital.