Business briefs, August 29
Published 1:13 pm Thursday, August 29, 2019
Liberty Family Medical Center nurse recognized for extraordinary service
Ephraim McDowell Liberty Family Medical Center (EMRMC) is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Amanda Marples L.P.N., was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Casey County, Amanda has been caring for patients at Ephraim McDowell Liberty Family Medical Center for over 20 years.
She was nominated by a coworker. The coworker said, “A minor patient came into the clinic with his mother. The patient was having suicidal thoughts, was very agitated and not real cooperative. Amanda triaged the patient and sat down on a stool in the room with this young boy. She spent several minutes asking questions about how he felt, what was going on at school and what was going through his mind. After listening to the patient, she explained that he would need to go to the hospital for an evaluation and she thoroughly explained our protocol for patients who attempted to harm themselves or had thoughts about it. The patient began to become irritated again and refused to see the provider at first and stated that he would not go to the hospital. Amanda explained that the police would have to come and talk with him and decide how he would need to be transported. The patient and his mom were both tearful. Amanda never left the room. She stayed with them to reassure them this was for the patient’s well-being and safety. She began to share a personal story regarding her family. She was very empathetic to the situation and made a connection with the young patient and mother on a more personal level. She stayed with them until the provider and law enforcement gave them instructions. Amanda called the mom to check on her and to make sure she and the patient had reached the hospital safely. A true caring example of a nurse and human being.”
Haggin nurse recognized for extraordinary service
Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital (EMJBHH) is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Lyndell Yeast R.N., a nurse in the Acute Care Department, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Mercer County, Lyndell has been caring for patients at EMJBHH for the past year.
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She was nominated for the award by a patient that said, “Lyndell’s attitude and professionalism made my six-week stay at Haggin much more comfortable and less stressful. Good job, Lyndell.”
Ephraim McDowell is proud to recognize nurses with the DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence that nurses bring to their patients every day. Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at various locations throughout Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital and Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital.