Rachel Wingert, Registered Nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital received the October DAISY award for the exceptional care and compassion she showed to a patient’s family during a difficult time.
The patient’s daughter nominated Rachel for the DAISY award for the care and kindness she showed the patient’s family while her mother, a cancer patient, was in the hospital. She shared her mother happened to be in the hospital on her 71st birthday. Each year, her father gave her mother flowers to celebrate. This year, due to her illness, he was worried he would have to break the tradition–as it happened to be a Sunday and the gift shop inside the hospital was closed. He mentioned being upset at this thought, but never expected the kindness Rachel would show–the nurse called him out of the room and gave him a beautiful bouquet of red roses he could give to his wife.
The patient’s daughter shared, “Rachel went above and beyond expectations of not only caring for my mother but also seeing that my dad was happy and taken care of…She is a very caring person and a dedicated nurse.”
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital extends its gratitude to Rachel for providing exceptional care and compassion 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.