Four times a year, LeConte Medical Center honors an exceptional nurse who was nominated by a patient for providing care that went “above and beyond.” This fall, we are honoring Alicia Porter, an RN in our medical-surgical unit, with the DAISY award.
The patient who nominated her wrote:
“We were visiting in Tennessee when my husband had an emergency situation which required an unexpected hospital stay. All of the nurses who cared for him during his stay were wonderful. Alicia, however, was exceptional! No matter how busy the floor seemed to be every time his buzzer would go off she was there with a smile and come encouraging words
Alicia also walked us through a confusing situation with her medical knowledge and showed personal compassion for a fellow human being. We will always be grateful for this wonderful nurse who worked so hard to provide support and excellent care every step for an out-of-state patient who was sick, confused and overwhelmed. She is a dedicated, selfless, nurse who made my husband’s hospital stay most comfortable and improved his quality of life in the hospital.”
The DAISY Award is an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skills nurses bring to patients and families every day. As a winner, Alicia received a unique, hand-carved sculpture from Zimbabwe entitled “A Healer’s Touch,” a bouquet of daisies, and a DAISY award pin.
Want to nominate an exceptional nurse? Visit LeConteMedicalCenter.com/Daisy