Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Dawna Regis as the January 2021 DAISY Honoree. Regis, was nominated by a patient’s family member and was recognized for her helpfulness outside of her typical department.
“My 98 year old grandmother was recently in Acute Care, she was very confused and often scared during her stay. One day when I came to visit her I was surprised to find Dawna sitting by her and holding her hand, as I knew Dawna worked in Women’s Health,” said the nominator. “
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.
“They were not busy in Women’s Health that day and Dawna had come to Acute Care to help out. I am not sure what she was saying to my grandmother, but the fact that she was just sitting there and holding her hand was providing a feeling of safety and caring that both my grandmother and I needed that day, it made a lasting impression on me. All of the nurses and aides during her stay were fantastic.”
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.
Photographed (L to R):
Brian Lawrence, CEO
Jennifer Wintjen, Director of Women’s Health
Dawna Regis, DAISY Honoree
Sarah Hoy, CNO