Boyle nurse honored for extraordinary service

Published 8:07 am Thursday, September 10, 2020

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center (EMRMC) is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Haley Brown, a nurse in the Medical/Surgical Unit at EMRMC, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award.

A resident of Boyle County, Brown has been caring for patients at EMRMC for four years.

She was nominated by a coworker who wrote, “It is no secret that 2020 has been a very trying year for all individuals, especially health care workers. Haley has been an associate within our facility for a while now, but just recently graduated with her nursing degree.

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“Watching Haley transition from patient care tech to a registered nurse has been a very uplifting experience. She is loyal, compassionate, such a hard and dedicated worker, and a true advocate for her patients. Haley has been very gracious and taken on our COVID-19 Unit like a champ.

“Recently, I sat on the sidelines and watched Haley care for a very kind gentleman throughout his stay. It was this very experience that I knew Haley found her calling. This sweet soul had unfortunately been one of our patients in our Covid Unit. As many know, these patients are not allowed visitors.

“Haley became this gentleman’s family throughout his entire stay up until his very last breath. Haley did not leave his side. She held his hand and FaceTimed his niece as he peacefully left this earth.  He was never alone.

“Haley left such an impact on the hearts of this kind man’s family that his niece drove over an hour away just to meet and hug Haley after his death. The impact was so large that Haley was acknowledged in the gentleman’s obituary.

“His obituary stated – ‘A special thanks to Haley Brown at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for her care and compassion.’

“Haley, you have been given a gift to bless the lives of those around you. Be proud and continue being the excellent nurse you are.”

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, Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital and other Ephraim McDowell facilities.