Sarah Cutchall, Registered Nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, received the December DAISY award after being nominated by a patient’s family for the exceptional care she provided the patient and comfort she provided the family.
Sarah was nominated by a patient’s wife who called her “a true angel on earth.”
The patient’s wife described how Sarah provided exceptional care while her husband was in the hospital. She said Sarah always entered the room with a “big smile” ready to answer any questions and attend to her husband’s needs.
During the patient’s time in the hospital, his wife tried to stay with him as much as possible. One time she had to step away, however, she returned to find Sarah sitting with her husband, holding his hand and talking to him. The patient’s wife said that meant “a lot to me that I cannot express in words.”
When the patient passed away in the hospital, Sarah had just started her busy shift. The patient’s wife said Sarah went above and beyond to help make her and her family as comfortable as possible. Sarah even attended her husband’s viewing.
“She left such a beautiful card that I will always cherish … I will never forget my angel, Sarah. She is the true meaning of an angel on earth,” said the patient’s wife.
Sarah also was nominated by two other family members for the exceptional care she provided to this family during their difficult time.
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital extends its gratitude to Sarah for providing exceptional care to her patients. If you would like to nominate someone for a DAISY award, please visit: summithealth.org/daisyaward
About DAISY awards:
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto‐immune disease ITP in 1999. 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.