Prisma Health Tuomey awards 2 team members for outstanding care


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Two Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital Oncology team members recently received the DAISY Award for outstanding care. Claudia Harvin and Rosalind Boone made a lasting impression on patients, families and fellow team members with their care and compassion. These caregivers consistently demonstrate excellence and are recognized as role models in the nursing community. A family member praised the two nurses who went above and beyond to assist with their mother's care. Claudia Harvin took care of her the last night she was in the hospital.

"We were packed in my mom's room as my mother was dying. Claudia knew that my mother was a Christian, and she calmed us all by her presence, her ability to control my mom's comfort level, and when she asked if she could pray for my mom at her death," a family member wrote. "She took her last vitals and conversed with us like she knew exactly what to say and do. I couldn't imagine anyone else being there and treating her and us like she did. I am so grateful that she was my mom's last nurse."

Rosalind Boone's nomination letter came from a fellow team member, someone who praised Rosalind for the compassion that she always combines with action.

"In December 2017, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer," she wrote. "I immediately heard the word 'death.' As I was working one day, Rosalind noticed I had lost weight and was concerned about me. We talked about my diagnosis. I hadn't been eating and didn't have an appetite. She asked me when my next appointment was; she went with me to the doctor to help me understand the diagnosis and the treatment plan. She was with me every step of the way and never left me. She purchased supplies for me while I was in the hospital to help me feel more comfortable.

If it wasn't for Rosalind, I wouldn't have had the support I needed to get through a difficult time. Now, after a year of being cancer free, I can celebrate! To this day, she still follows up with me when I see her. Thank you, Rosalind, for being a wonderful nurse and going above and beyond the call of duty."

These two nurses will be honored in the DAISY alcove next to Patient Registration in the Tuomey lobby with a photo and the nomination narrative posted for the next quarter.

The DAISY Foundation was formed in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, an auto-immune disease. Touched by the care and compassion of the nurses who took care of him, his family developed the DAISY recognition program to honor and celebrate direct care nurses, nursing faculty and nursing students and to honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.