Taylor Dale, BSN, RN-BC, of the 5A Medical Stepdown Unit at Christiana Hospital received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for June 2019.
Christiana Care DAISY Award recipients are nurses recognized for meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying exceptional clinical skills, compassion, respect and partnership.
The DAISY nomination came from a patient who described Dale’s personal, empathetic care when she was hospitalized for 25 days in the first six weeks of her new daughter’s life.
The nomination said, “I was home with my baby for short periods of time, but kept ending up back in the hospital.”
The separation was made more difficult because it was flu season; children ages 16 and younger were restricted from visiting the hospital as a health precaution. Dale recognized the toll that the separation was having on the new mom’s mental health and successfully advocated for an exception.
“Taylor went beyond giving me my medicine and caring for me bedside – she saw me as a person and as a mom who was severely struggling with being separated from her child,” she wrote.
“I can never thank Taylor enough for helping me feel like a new person after that visit. I hope she knows how much she helped me heal. The world needs more caring people like Taylor and I am so glad our paths crossed.”
The international DAISY Award program honors skillful and compassionate nursing care. The Professional Nurse Council at Christiana Care selects DAISY Award recipients using an anonymous selection process based on nominations from patients, families and all members of the Christiana Care team. All nurses — inpatient, outpatient and VNA — are eligible.
Click here to nominate a Christiana Care nurse for a DAISY Award.