Emergency Medicine is Lindsay Hollingsworth's passion. Lindsay was recently honored with Perry’s February 2020 Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing. She received two nominations, both of which spoke about Lindsay’s genuine compassion and dedication to patient care.
A listening ear is comforting to patients and their families, knowing their concerns are being heard and attended to. The emergency room is one of the most stressful settings for anyone because outcomes can be unpredictable. Lindsay’s goal has always been to make patients and loved ones comfortable during their visit, while the array of tests and emergency treatment are provided by the Perry team. Lindsay’s patients often comment on how her hugs leave a lasting impression of the great care they received during the time of need.
Lindsay began her career in St. Louis in the cardiac unit and managed a variety of heart-related issues. Two years later, the Emergency Department position at Perry became available, and Lindsay became intrigued to learn something new. She applied and was selected for the position. The pace was fast, with the team seeing an average of 300 patients a day.
Lindsay values her experience and how it could make a difference to other aspiring nurses. She aspires to become a clinical educator and leader. Lindsay received her master’s in education in 2019 and is currently completing her MBA. She wants to become a leader who exemplifies a caring, thoughtful tone to her nursing team. “I had the privilege of working for great leaders in the past, I want to be one of those great leaders for the future.”
Lindsay also knows the importance of family time. Her family enjoys being outside, going on walks, working in the yard, and hosting lots of gatherings with family and friends. People are the heart of Lindsay’s passion, and providing a personal touch professionally and personally makes Lindsay’s life whole.
The non-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Perry to receive The Daisy Award. Awards are given throughout the year at presentations in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients and guests.