January 2019 - Mindi Jackson
Regional Medical Center announced our very first DAISY Award recipient, Mindi Jackson, in January 2019. Mindi was nominated by Teresa Conrad, a fellow nurse at RMC. “When I hear the term ‘extraordinary nurse’, one nurse comes to mind,” shared Teresa. “Her name is Mindi Jackson.” Teresa went on to share how Mindi has impacted her life in many ways, one being during the birth of her daughter, when Mindi was her OB nurse. “Labor didn’t go smoothly and we ended up in a complicated emergency c-section. Mindi was calm and collected the whole time, and made sure to keep us informed with what all was going on.” Teresa shared, “While all of this exceeded our expectations, this was only the beginning of Mindi’s strong influence in my life. Mindi is the most extraordinary nurse that I have ever met because of her compassion, attention to detail in those surrounding her, and empathy.”
Watch the video below for Mindi's story or view here.
September 2019 - Kaitlin Spitzack
“As a fellow nurse of 40 years, I do not know of a more deserving nurse for a DAISY award,” said Natalie Shea. Natalie and her sister, Connie Koehler, nominated Regional Medical Center (RMC) nurse Kaitlin Spitzack after their experience at RMC in March 2019. Their late father, Fredrick Korte, was a patient of Kaitlin’s on the Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care Unit. “She showed compassion and patience for a comatose patient and grieving family, and was very empathetic to our needs and concerns,” read the nomination. “Thank you, Kaitlin, for going above and beyond your call of duty to make a difficult situation bearable.”
Kaitlin was honored with the DAISY award on September 4, during a ceremony attended by Natalie and Connie, as well as many nursing colleagues and members of the RMC Governing Board. At the ceremony, Kaitlin received a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a Healer’s Touch sculpture. She and her fellow nurses also enjoyed cinnamon rolls and a bouquet of daisies to display in their unit.
Watch the video below for Kaitlin's story or view here.