Jim Crews, registered nurse at CHI Memorial, received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
A patient’s family member nominated Mr. Crews because of the compassionate care he provided on the night shifts during two recent hospital stays. “I cannot even begin to express my thanks for such a compassionate, gentle nurse. Jim is very attentive and genuinely cares about the patients. I watched him deal with my mom the first night when she was in bad shape and he never faltered. Jim was truly grace under pressure. Thank you to Jim and to [CHI] Memorial for all that you do. You will always have a special place in our hearts.”
Mr. Crews works on the third floor of CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. He has worked at CHI Memorial since January 2018.
"CHI Memorial is pleased to partner with the DAISY Foundation to recognize the extraordinary difference nurses make in the lives of patients and co-workers," officials said. "Nurses are chosen each month to receive this wonderful award that honors compassionate care."
At a presentation attended by the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, leaders and visitors, the honoree receives a certificate commending which 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 is also given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the ShonaTribe in Africa, a daisy bouquet and a copy of her/his nomination letter. The honoree's nursing unit receives a cinnamon doughnut party, because it takes a team for a nurse to achieve his/her best. Tasty Doughnuts generously donates the treats for this worthy cause," officials said.