Lincolnland nurse earns honor for compassionate care
Nurse Michelle Homann-Kersey's compassionate work at Sara Bush Lincoln's (SBL) Lincolnland Hospice has earned her a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a press release.
“Michelle is committed to providing the best possible care for her patients and their families and she always does more than what’s expected,” Linconland Manager Nancy Sehy wrote in her nomination of Homann-Kersey. “She spends as much time as needed to meet each person’s needs and then she goes further.”
SBL is among more than 2,4000 health care facilities throughout the country that are DAISY Award partners. The awards recognize the positive affects nurses have on patients and families. Nurses can be nominated by patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and other SBL employees.
In her nomination Sehy highlighted Homann-Kersey’s commitment to her patients. She recounted how Homann-Kersey skipped the department's Christmas party last year to check on one of her patients who, it turned out, needed assistance with her medication. Homann-Kersey went to the pharmacy to resolve the issue and checked in with the patient afterward to ensure she was comfortable.
“This type of behavior – dogged perseverance to ensure patient comfort, and commitment to co-workers by going above and beyond – is definitely what defines her as deserving of the DAISY Award," Sehy wrote.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem,
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