St. James Healthcare would like to congratulate Teri Hunt, RN for receiving the November 2020 DAISY Award for her excellent patient care. The DAISY Award Recognizes Extraordinary Nurses and is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease.
Teri, who was part of the Intensive Care Unit and currently helps out at the entrances, was nominated by a fellow St. James associate who was cared for by Teri while in the hospital. The nomination letter highlighted Teri’s ability to provide information in a calm and informative manner was helpful to soothe the pain of her patient. “It really means the world to me that a patient and family felt the need to recognize me for the care I provided,” said Teri. “After retiring in March, I felt bad about leaving behind everyone here at St. James and I really had the desire to help again and I am happy to be back here doing what I can for the hospital and the community.”
After two previous nominations, this is Teri’s first time receiving the DAISY Award.
An excerpt from the nomination letter:
"I think everyone knows how hard is it to be a patient but seems to be even harder when you are an employee of the facility. Teri was so professional she took that awful feeling away. It is then when you realize why she truly chose nursing as her profession. She explained everything that was being done completely, asked if I had any questions, and made sure she addressed all my needs. If she could not answer my questions she made sure she asked the person who could. The floor was very busy but she seemed to have time for all of her patients. My family felt comfortable leaving my care in her and the rest of the St James Healthcare hands."