Dawn Jacques, BSN, RN, Receives Daisy Award For "Extraordinary Nurses"

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dawn Jacques, BSN, RN, at CHI Memorial, received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
 
Ms. Jacques was nominated by multiple patients and their families for her care and compassion. 

One patient says Ms. Jacques is “extremely pleasant and helpful. She goes out of the way to make sure you are comfortable and not hurting in any way. Always has a smile. One of the best nurses I have ever had take care of me. Dawn is a true example of what other care givers should be.”   

Another patient’s family member said Jacques made them feel comfortable during a stressful time.  “She is cheerful, knowledgeable, and most kind to all. She made my mother happy by speaking some Spanish to her. She was communicative in telling us exactly what the plan for my mother was and what the doctors’ orders were. If all nurses were like Dawn, what a great thing for patients and families. I appreciate her so much.”
 
Ms. Jacques is a nurse on 500 South at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga.  She has worked at CHI Memorial since March 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. Nurses are chosen each month to receive this wonderful award that honors compassionate care," officials said.

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 Shona Tribe 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.


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