Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Carrie Kaminska as the July 2021 DAISY Honoree. Kaminska was recognized for her professionalism and confidence in her role as the Infection Prevention Nurse.
“Carrie has worked at CRMC for several years and her most recent role is the Infection Prevention Nurse. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carrie has adopted additional reporting responsibilities to support the safety and preparedness of the CRMC team. Carrie is a source of reassurance and mentorship to all. If staff is overwhelmed, her smiling face makes a big difference and reminds us that we are all in this together. Her calm demeanor reminds the nurses that they have the resources and support they need to feel safe. Carrie’s positivity towards her job and COVID-19 is outstanding. Thank you for all you do!”
Additionally, Kaminska received a second DAISY nomination: “Carrie Kaminska has done an amazing job helping maintain CRMC’s response to COVID-19. While no one could have been prepared for how to handle the pandemic and the ever changing data, news and reporting, Carrie was quick to adapt and respond to multiple changes in reporting, information, and coordinating what we needed to be on top of everything from numbers of cases to managing the distribution of vaccinations. Carrie’s tireless work and dedication helped CRMC stay on top of the pandemic and provided the best care for patients.”
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. This is a nationally recognized award.
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. 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. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) 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.