Congratulations to Regina Richesin, RN who recently received Fort Loudoun Medical Center’s DAISY Award for her outstanding work and compassionate care in Fort Loudoun Medical Center’s med surg department.
Regina was nominated by a patient who in her nomination, said:
“From June to August 2019, I have had 4 foot surgeries and stayed in the hospital for some 25+ days. I am not sure you will find a more compassionate, dedicated employee then Regina. I am certain I could come up with a million examples, here are a couple.
“I have pretty serious anxiety. The night before my foot was partially amputated I freaked out and had a panic attach. Regina stayed with me the whole time. With soft background music, she applied cold compress to my face, arms, neck, all while providing soft, gentle words of encouragement. Another time, I had a bit of cabin fever. Regina took me out to the courtyard, the water fountain, stars and a quiet evening helped so much. Regina is incredibly passionate about her job and caring for other over and over. I have watched her non-stop through the night putting out fires, assisting other nurse, and lovingly caring for the patients.”
Thank you, Regina, for always putting your patients first. Your compassion and empathy makes such a difference in the healing of our patients.
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP) at age 33. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his Nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. The Foundation was created in Pat’s memory to recognize extraordinary Nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their patients every day.
Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desk and inpatient units or online using our DAISY nomination form. Each Daisy Award Honoree is recognized at a ceremony in her or his unit and receives a certificate of recognition, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled “Heart’s Touch.”