Dana Boulware, RN, at CHI Memorial, recently received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
A recent patient’s wife nominated Boulware. “She immediately spotted that his heart rate was too slow. She had an EKG done, and called [a Chattanooga Heart Institute] cardiologist… All was done quickly and efficiently to identify the problem. Very impressed by this, her efficiency and quick thinking. She was kind and willing to answer questions. Our entire experience in this surgery has been made a pleasant experience because of your excellent employees… The atmosphere of God’s love permeates the entire huge facility.”
Bouleware is a nurse with the Clinical Resource Team (CRT). She has worked at CHI Memorial since October 2008.
CHI Memorial is pleased to partner with the DAISY Foundation to recognize the extraordinary difference nurses make in the lives of patients and co-workers. Nurses are chosen each month to receive this wonderful award that honors compassionate care.
At a presentation attended by the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, leaders and visitors, the honoree receives a certificate commending which reads, "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people." The honoree is also given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa, a daisy bouquet, and a copy of her/his nomination letter. The honoree's nursing unit receives a cinnamon doughnut party because it takes a team for a nurse to achieve his/her best. Tasty Doughnuts generously donates the treats for this worthy cause.
To learn more about the DAISY Foundation, visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.