Congratulations to Melody Connelly, RN for being chosen as the February DAISY Nurse Award winner for Chambersburg Hospital.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

To call the nurses on the Family Birthing Unit exceptional would be considered an understatement.

Sarah and Andrew were patients from Tuesday, October 16 - October 21.

For all the fabulous care that we had in our six days, Melody was a head above the rest.

Melody was our nurse for the night of Wednesday, October 17 into Thursday, October 18.

She came in, and during report from the day nurse, she stepped in to help Sarah breastfeeding Andrew, which had been a struggle to that point.

Melody was patient, confident, and honest. She talked us through the upcoming tests for Andrew who was born four weeks early.

Melody also gave great care to Sarah helping her wash up and feel human again even though she was still stuck in bed and on Magnesium overnight.

She also gave advice to Alex for helping from the dad’s perspective. She answered all our questions thoroughly.

As new parents, we were worried about Andrew, but Wednesday night forward, we felt so much better because of the care we received from Melody.

Even simple things like getting us cookies while Sarah breastfed was her way of putting personal touches on her care for us.

Melody should be recognized for her amazing care. She is a terrific nurse and person!

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