UofL Health – Jewish Hospital is pleased to announce the winners for the June 2021 DAISY and BEE Awards.
Lindsey Brown, RN was the recipient of the DAISY Award. Lindsey is a dayshift nurse on 6 West.
In her nomination by a patient’s family member, Lindsey was praised for exceeding the patient’s expectations and for treating the patients “like family” at Jewish Hospital.
Here is the full nomination:
On Friday morning my wife was admitted to the hospital with severe respiratory issues of unknown origin. Once sent to 6 West, we encountered Lindsey. We are members of the LGBTQ community, and we routinely face ridicule and discrimination when we seekmedical services. However, Lindsey has exceeded our expectations. She has treated us like family and made us feel warm and welcome at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital. Her professionalism and customer service shine through for all nurses and staff to follow. She has been able to answer every question we have had and solved every issue or problem with a smile on her face. During these difficult times that says a lot about her. I cannot praise Lindsey enough.
Lindsey took care of my mother. She is the most compassionate, sweet, loving nurse I have ever encountered! My mother has terminal cancer and Lindsey took the time to listen to my mother like she was her only patient. My mother absolutely loves Lindsey! When we decided to go to Hosparus, Lindsey called in the Hosparus nurses ASAP. She then stayed in the room and let my mother lean on her for support. Extraordinary! Thank you, Lindsey, for the love you showed my mother while she was in your care. You made a very terrible time in our life tolerable!
A BEE Award recipient for June 2021 also comes from Jewish Hospital. Brandy Thompson, a personal care aid on 6 Towers, was awarded the BEE award after going above and beyond for her patients and exhibiting what it means to be dedicated to compassionate, patient-centered care.
Here are her two nominations:
Brandy is the most compassionate and caring person I have ever met. She truly treats her patients with respect no matter what she is doing for you. She comes in happy and eager to take care of you. She engages herself in conversation with you. She is truly a joy to havetaking care of you. She goes above and beyond what any others have done for me. She is a blessing to this hospital and she was a miracle sent to me. She is very deserving of this award. She should get something back for all the hard work she put in.
Brandy has gone above and beyond in my care. Today she took the time to braid my hair so that it will not mat. I cannot describe how much this kind act means to me. It made me feel so much better. She did not have to do this, but she wanted me to feel better and make it easier for me to care for myself. I have nothing but high praises for the staff that has cared for me throughout my stay. But Brandy truly took extra time to make me comfortable.
Thank you, Lindsey and Brandy, for your service and dedication to your field. We appreciate your hard work and compassion for our patients.
If you know someone deserving of a DAISY or BEE Award, be sure to fill out a nomination form on UofLHealthNow.org/Recognition.
Jewish Hospital is working to shine a new light on the DAISY and BEE Award program to recognize our wonderful employees for the important work they do for our patients and their families every day. Throughout Nurses Week and Hospital Week, which were held during the second week of May, Jewish Hospital made strides in recognizing DAISY and BEE Awards through:
· DAISY/BEE wall redesign in the first-floor hallway between the Emergency Department and cafeteria
· Repainted parking spaces for DAISY and BEE honorees
· Hosted a DAISY/BEE box decorating contest
· Planted daisies along the walls of the seventh floor courtyard
For more information on DAISY and BEE Awards, visit UofLHealthNow.org/Recognition.