DAISY Award: Colleen Davis, RN

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. UnityPoint Health® is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing our nurses with this special honor every month.

Colleen Davis, RN - Trinity RI Endoscopy

Colleen's nomination story illustrates how setting realistic and attainable goals can help improve the patient experience.

"My husband suffers from PTSD and was having a procedure. He was given an injection of drugs without warning and it sent him into a panic attack. Colleen was there to comfort him. When he woke up he was still in discomfort. Colleen was there to help calm him and he kept referring to her as his 'angel.' She also came to his hospital room to check on him. After this experience, my husband was always afraid to go under for any procedure. Since then, he has had a handful of visits to the endoscopy unit and was elated to see that his 'angel,' Colleen, worked there. She steps up each time she sees him even if he isn’t in her schedule and makes sure everyone there is aware of his situation. This is a BIG DEAL to a man with PTSD and makes a huge difference for him. He has tears in his eyes as I am writing this."

Help us congratulate Colleen for her exceptional patient care! 

Watch the video of Colleen receiving the DAISY Award. 

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