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Extraordinary Cath Lab Recovery Nurse Recognized at Mon Health Medical Center

Posted Date: 11/29/2022
Extraordinary Cath Lab Recovery Nurse Recognized at Mon Health Medical Center

Missy Earnest, Pre/Post Cath Lab Recovery RN at Mon Health Medical Center
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Honoree

Melissa (Missy) Earnest, RN, of Mon Health Medical Center was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. Awarded to nurses quarterly at Mon Health Medical Center, The DAISY Award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

The nomination submitted from a family member of one of Missy’s patients read, “My mom was admitted to the IPU to have a stint placed, Missy was her nurse. She did a great job communicating with us about the upcoming procedure. A short time later, my mom’s heart stopped, and a code was called. She handled the crisis very calmly and professionally, taking the lead and instructing the other nurses on what to do. Missy saved my mom’s life. How can you ever thank someone for that? The following day, Missy contacted me to see how mom was doing in the ICU. This kind of care goes above and beyond the required 12-hour shift. Missy is a perfect example of what a nurse should be, professionally trained to do the job but also filled with compassion. We need more nurses like Missy. My family and I are so very thankful for Missy’s skills and professionalism during this trying time. Thank you, Missy.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

“When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Mon Health Medical Center are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

Missy is a Registered Nurse in Pre/Post Cath Lab Recovery and has worked for Mon Health Medical Center since January 2022.

“Being a nurse for me means showing compassion, dedication, and loyalty to our patients,” said Missy. “Earning the DAISY Award makes me feel so appreciated and that my hard work is recognized.”

“Missy is an incredible representation of our team at Mon Health Medical Center and is extremely deserving of this prestigious International Nursing Award,” said Krystal Atkinson, Chief Administrative Officer at Mon Health Medical Center.

Nurses can be nominated by anyone who has been affected by their care – patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians, and staff – anyone who has experienced or observed extraordinary, compassionate care being provided by a nurse. Say thank you to a nurse and nominate the for the DAISY Award by visiting MonHealth.com/DAISY. To learn more about the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses, visit DAISYFoundation.org.
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