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CCU nurse receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Jun 29, 2021, 17:47 PM
Congratulations to Gudrun Schimmel, BSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN at Cascade Valley Hospital on receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Gudrun Schimmel, BSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN at Cascade Valley Hospital receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Congratulations to Gudrun Schimmel, BSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN at Cascade Valley Hospital on receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This award is presented to nurses who have been nominated as an outstanding role model for their clinical skill and providing compassionate care. Nurses who receive DAISY awards consistently meet the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrates excellent medical evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent decision-making capabilities.
  • Interacts with patients, families, and staff in a professional and personable manner.
  • Provides a consistent focus on meeting patient and family goals.
  • Is thoughtful and caring in all situations.
  • Works well with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrates consistent use of the nursing process in patient care.
  • Excellent educator of patients and their families.
  • Generates enthusiasm and energy towards meeting the challenges of nursing.

Read the story below, included in the nomination form:

What makes a good nurse? I believe it is the willingness to educate others, whether it is a patient or coworkers. The most unique characteristic of nursing as a profession is that it is a caring profession. Good nurses are excellent communicators with colleagues as well. Effective communication contributes to positive patient outcomes. The ability to explain complex information in an easy-to-understand manner is a key skill.

Gudrun Schimmel, BSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN exemplifies the above thoughts. Her willingness and selflessness to create a curriculum of walk-through drills and live drills and run them for the team at CVH for emergent Cesarean Section propelled the reopening of the unit in a quick and efficient manner. She was constantly teaching three different groups of nurses - FBC, CCU and shift supervisors. Her expertise and knowledge made it easy for others unfamiliar and anxious in the OR to learn from her.

Gudrun’s dedication to excellent patient care showed through during the month of training. We cannot thank her enough for her assistance to open the FBC and help create standards for the staff in the FBC to continue their excellent patient care. As the Daisy Award Foundation website states, “we want to help nurses see in themselves what their colleagues see in them…” This is why the FBC team is nominating Gudrun for the Daisy award.

Do you know a nurse who deserves to be nominated for a DAISY award? Click here to nominate a nurse at Cascade Valley Hospital or Skagit Valley Hospital.

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CCU nurse receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Jun 29, 2021, 17:47 PM
Congratulations to Gudrun Schimmel, BSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN at Cascade Valley Hospital on receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Gudrun Schimmel, BSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN at Cascade Valley Hospital receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Congratulations to Gudrun Schimmel, BSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN at Cascade Valley Hospital on receiving the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. This award is presented to nurses who have been nominated as an outstanding role model for their clinical skill and providing compassionate care. Nurses who receive DAISY awards consistently meet the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrates excellent medical evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent decision-making capabilities.
  • Interacts with patients, families, and staff in a professional and personable manner.
  • Provides a consistent focus on meeting patient and family goals.
  • Is thoughtful and caring in all situations.
  • Works well with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrates consistent use of the nursing process in patient care.
  • Excellent educator of patients and their families.
  • Generates enthusiasm and energy towards meeting the challenges of nursing.

Read the story below, included in the nomination form:

What makes a good nurse? I believe it is the willingness to educate others, whether it is a patient or coworkers. The most unique characteristic of nursing as a profession is that it is a caring profession. Good nurses are excellent communicators with colleagues as well. Effective communication contributes to positive patient outcomes. The ability to explain complex information in an easy-to-understand manner is a key skill.

Gudrun Schimmel, BSN, RN, CPAN, CCRN exemplifies the above thoughts. Her willingness and selflessness to create a curriculum of walk-through drills and live drills and run them for the team at CVH for emergent Cesarean Section propelled the reopening of the unit in a quick and efficient manner. She was constantly teaching three different groups of nurses - FBC, CCU and shift supervisors. Her expertise and knowledge made it easy for others unfamiliar and anxious in the OR to learn from her.

Gudrun’s dedication to excellent patient care showed through during the month of training. We cannot thank her enough for her assistance to open the FBC and help create standards for the staff in the FBC to continue their excellent patient care. As the Daisy Award Foundation website states, “we want to help nurses see in themselves what their colleagues see in them…” This is why the FBC team is nominating Gudrun for the Daisy award.

Do you know a nurse who deserves to be nominated for a DAISY award? Click here to nominate a nurse at Cascade Valley Hospital or Skagit Valley Hospital.