Rachel Overmyer, RN, was floating on 7 Main in May 2015 when she was nominated by a patient for the DAISY Award, a monthly award giving to deserving nurses who are nominated by other nurses, patients, physicians and patients’ loved ones. Here is what the patient had to say about Rachel:
“I wanted to write about my nurse Rachel who took care of me while I was hospitalized. I came in with a traumatic head injury and was struggling with the pain. Rachel went to bat for me, speaking with the doctor about a different pain management plan. Her plan worked!!!
“Also, her reassurance about my injuries was comforting, and you could see the compassion on her face.
“When the paramedics asked where I wanted to go, I told them: ‘Saint Mary’s, because I love the staff and how well I am treated there.’
“Rachel is so professional and I believe her personal care for me truly helped my healing process. You’re fortunate to have an employee like Rachel who can make a difference in a patient’s life.”
Overmyer was surprised by her colleagues during a brief ceremony hosted by Liz Murphy, CNO, and the rest of Overmyer’s team.
Congratulations to Overmyer on her accomplishments, and thanks for her delivery of great care!