Matthew Emeigh-McBride, RN, Medical Intensive Care Unit, was recognized as Hahnemann University Hospital's fourth quarter 2017 DAISY Award recipient. Matthew was nominated for his competency, compassion and communication skills.
A patient nominated Matthew for the DAISY Award, and shared this as their reason for his selection:
“The ICU at Hahnemann saved my life and Matthew was a part of that team. Matthew gave my husband the strength and confidence to make medical decisions about certain procedures necessary for me. Matthew was a competent nurse, explaining things in the extensive details that me and my family needed. Matthew came to visit me when I was discharged from the ICU. I remember seeing him in that moment, he held my hand and I cried. I was so happy to see him knowing that he was one of the main reasons I got through this difficult time.”
Hahnemann University Hospital selects a nurse every quarter to receive the DAISY Award. During an awards ceremony, the recipient is presented with a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch.” The piece is hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.
DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The care Patrick and his family received while he was ill inspired them to create the DAISY Awards as a way to recognize and thank nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of patients and their families. For more information on the DAISY Foundation, visit daisyfoundation.org.
Congratulations to Matthew, Hahnemann’s fourth quarter 2017 DAISY Award recipient.
To nominate a Hahnemann University Hospital nurse for a DAISY Award, click here.