Michelle Glancy, a Registered Nurse in the Perry Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, is the winner of the January 2019, DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurse. The Daisy Award is awarded quarterly to a Perry nurse in deep appreciation and admiration of compassionate care. The recipient is nominated by patients to honor all a nurse does, who they are, and how they provide an incredibly meaningful difference in the lives of people.
On the afternoon of Monday, January 21 co-workers and family gathered to surprised Michelle with the award. When her name was called, tears streamed down her face in appreciation.
Michelle's nomination stated "I was part of the ambulance crew taking the patient to another facility. Her nurse, Michelle, in the ED was so caring. She went above and beyond to make sure her pediatric patient wasn't scared or alone during the ambulance ride to Peoria. She even helped arrange a ride home for the patient's two sisters as they couldn't stay the night down there."
"I know what she did wasn't huge but it was to that family. The look on their faces was relief knowing they had someone who would be with the patient at all times," wrote her nominator.
Michelle has been with Perry since 2009 after a brief stint at IVCH. She received her BSN from Kaplan University, and her career began in Med / Surg. Eventually she moved to the ICU, and finally made the ED her Perry home, where she works midnights.
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.