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Meridith Soderberg, RN receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Congratulations to Meridith Soderberg, RN from Orthopedics and Surgical Care (OSC) at Skagit Valley Hospital for 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 passionate care. 

Daisy Award - Skagit Regional Health

Nurses who receive DAISY Awards consistently meet the following criteria:

  • Interacts with patients, families and staff in a professional and personable manner.
  • Demonstrates excellent medical evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent decision-making capabilities.
  • 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.

A patient’s loved one nominated Meridith, stating, “All of the hospital staff have been outstanding, friendly and very caring. One RN however, stands out and her name is Meridith. She was a breath of fresh air every time she entered the room. She is skilled, intelligent and entertaining. She felt like a neighbor or a friend. We all know that my partner is dying, but, as he would say, "I'm not dead yet."  She treated him with respect but also teased him and, probably most important, made him laugh while making sure all his needs (and mine too) were met. That included chocolate pudding and chicken noodle soup when nothing else tasted good … little things make a huge difference. I highly recommend Meridith for this award. She is a wonderful human being and a gifted caregiver. “

Congratulations, Meridith! Thank you for your hard work and commitment to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients. We are proud to have you on our team at Skagit Regional Health!

To learn more about the DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses and to nominate an inpatient nurse, visit