Amy Swaffer, a nurse in our medical-surgical unit, was recently awarded the DAISY Award for her excellent care.
Amy was nominated by a fellow nurse who praised Amy for the care she gave her
grandparent. The family were vacationing in Tennessee when the grandparent fell ill and was taken to LeConte. Amy learned that due to the circumstances the family would have to miss their planned Christmas pictures.
Amy jumped into action, she got permission to get their grandparent out of his room, helped decorate for Christmas, and got the family matching hospital gowns instead of the originally planned matching pajamas.
This act of kindness made a huge impact to the family as they said, “Nurse Amy was the epitome of what a caring and compassionate nurse should be.”