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How simple gestures can make all the difference

Jennifer Scott, a nurse at ATRMC, earned a DAISY Award because she took the time to be present.

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Jenny Scott, RN

When you keep the focus on kindness, it warms a patient’s heart through trying times.

It was late October. The delta surge was finally fading, but the hospital was still full. One patient needed extra attention. His wife noticed that Jenny Scott, a nurse in the A/B unit at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, “went above and beyond to make sure my husband was comfortable, as well as me.”

Despite being short on staff, “she never skipped a beat,” the wife wrote. “All this COVID stuff has left everyone short-staffed, but she really stepped up.”

It’s not easy to pause in the middle of a very busy shift and give someone your heart and full attention. Jenny did. “She’s a very caring, compassionate nurse. Thank you so much, Jenny!”

And that’s why Jenny is a DAISY Award winner.

Patients and others may nominate nurses for a DAISY Asante Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional or Asante Three Rivers, based on factors including care of and compassion for patients and their loved ones.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 in honor of Patrick Barnes, who died in Seattle of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura. His parents created the DAISY Foundation (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system) to recognize nurses for the exceptional care they provided their son during his illness. Hospitals around the world have since adopted the program.

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