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We Celebrate Erinn Grist, BSN, RN, DAISY Award Recipient

Nurses go above and beyond daily to care for patients and families during their most vulnerable moments. For Erinn Grist, BSN, RN, in the Stormont Vail Stormont Vail 7 North Cardiology/Medical Floor, creating meaningful patient relationships is the standard, not the exception. For this reason, we celebrate Erinn for receiving the DAISY Award.

The DAISY Award celebrates and recognizes nurses who go the extra mile as a way to thank them for the care and kindness they provide. As an acute care cardiac nurse, an intrinsic part of Erin’s role involves comforting patients and their loved ones during some of their most difficult moments, which she exemplified throughout an elderly patient’s two-week hospital stay.

“Erinn is extremely caring and listened intentionally to my grandfather’s needs,” the patient’s granddaughter wrote in Erinn’s nomination. “My grandfather is 80 years old and has never had surgery before, and now he needs a CABG. He was very nervous and became extremely emotional, but Erinn provided compassionate care while keeping the environment lighthearted and fun, which was exactly what he needed.”

Erinn, congratulations on winning the DAISY Award! We sincerely appreciate your positive energy, compassion, and conscientiousness and are proud to have you on our team!

Do you know a nurse who deserves recognition for demonstrating extraordinary compassionate care? Submit a nomination to the DAISY Foundation. Please include the nominated individual’s name, what the candidate did that made a difference, and how the experience made you feel.

Read Erinn’s Full Nomination

Erinn is extremely caring and listened intentionally to my grandfather’s needs. She developed an indescribable relationship with him; though he thought highly of all the nursing staff that provided him care, Erinn touched his heart in a different way.

My grandfather is 80 years old and has never had surgery before, and now he needs a CABG. He was very nervous and became extremely emotional, but Erinn provided compassionate care while keeping the environment lighthearted and fun, which was exactly what he needed. My grandfather doesn’t usually choose favorites, but he admitted Erinn is his favorite!

He was scheduled for a Wednesday to go to surgery, so Erinn (a dayshift nurse) picked up an extra night shift to make sure she could be with him and get him ready for his big day. This absolutely meant the world to him. Even though she was busy with her patient assignment, she went above any expectations.

She made time during her shifts throughout his two-week stay to keep his granddaughter (a nurse here at Stormont Vail) updated when doctors rounded. There were a lot of ups and downs trying to determine the best treatment plan in this very difficult case.

This was an emotional situation for the whole family, but Erinn keeping her updated meant a lot to my grandfather as he didn’t always understand what the doctors were trying to explain and relied heavily on family support. Erinn is an exceptional nurse, and we were blessed as a family to have her care for him.

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