MCHC Daisy Award

Jamie Beaumont, RN at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.  The Award at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is in cooperation with the Mercy Network.  This is the first year for the award.

Jamie Beaumont, RN and Manager in the Emergency Department, was nominated and chosen for the award by the MCHC Leadership Team.  Greg Paris stated, “Jamie is the calming effect in the emergency nursing world.  When the ED was down 2 of 5 RNs, she jumped in and began working 24-hour shifts without hesitation and without complaint.  Jamie has outstanding relationships with the Medical Staff; they trust her judgment.  And, she is always mentioned by her patients in our Press Ganey surveys.”  In addition, “Jamie treats every ER patient the same way– with dignity and respect.  She introduces herself and manages up her skills to reduce anxiety and fear.  She is an excellent communicator letting patients know their treatment plan and what to expect next.”  One of the highest compliments is Jamie’s coworkers trust her so much they hope she is the one who takes care of their children.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease.  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

At a presentation later in the month in conjunction with the Mercy Network, Beaumont will receive a certificate commending her for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.”  The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”  The honoree will also be given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.  Beaumont was also honored at MCHC on Wednesday, May 9, along with Hospital Week activities.

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