Outstanding members of the Ohio’s Hospice staff are recognized each quarter with Bouquet of Recognition Awards for Excellence. Honorees personify the qualities found in the mission and values of Ohio’s Hospice and are the foundation upon which a remarkable patient experience is built. These staff members consistently demonstrate excellence through their expertise and extraordinary compassionate support for patients and families. They are recognized as outstanding role models in the Ohio’s Hospice community. These are the recipients for the second quarter of 2023.
Craig Turner, education coordinator at Ohio’s Hospice, was nominated for the Carnation Award by a teammate for going above and beyond for new teammates. Craig is helpful and always available to answer teammate’s questions, supportive of others, and puts those around him at ease.
“From my first day at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Craig demonstrated the Hospice Heart,” the staff member wrote in the nomination form. “He is the epitome of RELATE, servant leadership, compassion and expertise. We’re so lucky to have him on our team.”
RELATE (Reassure, Explain, Listen, Answer, Take Action, and Express Appreciation) is a communication model that the Ohio’s Hospice staff uses to communicate effectively with patients, their families, and staff members. Congratulations to Craig for being recognized with the Carnation Award and thanks to him for his support of our mission!
Ohio’s Hospice is proud to be a DAISY Award partner, recognizing its nurses with this special honor quarterly. At Ohio’s Hospice, DAISY Award honorees are nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. For the second quarter of 2023, we recognized two nurses with this award.
Brookdeeann Rose, shift leader Hospice House/IPU at Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio, was nominated for the DAISY Award® by a patient’s family for her excellent care of their loved one. The patient’s family member expressed how much their family appreciated the care and compassion Brookdeeann provided to them.
“Brookdeeann never wavered. She stepped up. and was there for every moment that we needed, even those moments we may not have known we needed,” the family member wrote in the nomination form. “She would sit and talk with us and just visit when we needed someone to talk to. She was there when Mom passed away. She held our hands, gave us hugs, and talked us through what we might be feeling or what might come up down the road.”
Brookdeeann also left a lasting impression on the family member’s children. She helped the children understand what was happening and provided them with materials to aid in their understanding. Congratulations to Brookdeeann for being recognized with the DAISY Award and thanks to her for her support of our mission!
Abby Taylor, RN Hospice House at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, was nominated for the DAISY Award® by a patient’s family for her extraordinary care of their loved one. While caring for the patient, Abby heard the family discussing the patient’s upcoming 45th wedding anniversary. She spoke to the patient’s daughter to arrange a vow renewal at the Hospice House.
“Abby has been the most caring nurse ever,” the patient’s daughter wrote in the nomination form. “Mom and Dad were both so happy they could do this. We were so lucky to have Abby as a nurse.”
Congratulations to Abby for being recognized with the DAISY Award and thanks to her for her support of our mission.
Suzie Heinz, personal care specialist at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, was nominated for the Sunflower Award by a patient’s family member for her compassionate care of their loved one.
“It touched my heart that even when I went in to see my dad when he was no longer responsive, he had on a clean gown, his sheets were clean and crisp, and his room was spotless,” the patient’s family member wrote in the nomination form. “That’s all because of Suzie. No words can explain the impact Suzie made on my dad’s final days.”
The Sunflower Award honors personal care specialists who take care of a patient’s personal needs with dignity, compassion, and empathy. They provide quality nursing assistance to patients, assist patients’ families with care, and work with the interdisciplinary team. Congratulations to Suzie on being recognized with the Sunflower Award and thanks to her for her support of our mission.
Kayle Finley, medical social worker at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, for her compassion in caring for a patient and their family.
“Kayle listened and advised in all of our conversations,” the patient’s family member wrote in the nomination form. “She was our true advocate.”
The Tulip Award recognizes chaplains, social workers, therapists, counselors, physicians, and pharmacists for their hard work. Congratulations to Kayle for being recognized with the Tulip Award and thanks to her for her support of our mission.
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