Erin Hammond, Registered Nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital received the August DAISY award for the exceptional care and compassion she showed a patient’s family during a difficult time.
The patient’s family member shared these words:
“Erin was the nurse for my mother-in-law. As there was nothing else that could be done for her, Erin was so patient and kind while providing extraordinary care.
We have a huge family that was in to see her. People were in and out of the room donning isolation gear and asking Erin a million questions. Not once did she get frustrated or short with us. She explained everything to all of us as many times and as many ways as we needed. She always made sure that my mother-in-law’s best interest was the priority and ensured that she had anything that she may want or need in such a terrible time.
She cared for all of us that day. She even told us when she asked my mother-in-law if there was anything, she could do for her, my mother-in-law’s response was ‘my grandchildren’. Because of Erin I knew that we needed to get the kids in to see her and my mother-in-law got her chance to say goodbye to all of them. For that we will be forever grateful.
Thank you, Erin, for being an amazing nurse.”
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital extends its gratitude to Erin for providing exceptional care and compassion to her patients.
If you would like to nominate someone for a DAISY award, please visit: summithealth.org/daisyaward
About DAISY awards:
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto‐immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say, “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.