Congratulations to Hannah Forrest, RN, Our Latest DAISY Award Winner
Hannah Forrest, RN, from child/adolescent behavioral health, is being honored as an outstanding nurse and role model at UnityPoint Health—Des Moines. The DAISY Award is awarded to a nurse who has gone above and beyond to show both their patients and teammates kindness and compassion. Hannah was nominated for the caring approach she took to establish a connection with an adolescent patient.
The patient’s family said, “Hannah is a rock star! She was able to quickly establish a therapeutic rapport with our child who requires logical explanation and has discounted many professionals before. When Hannah asked us, ‘how does your child learn best,’ we explained that written and visuals are preferred. Hannah used this information to develop post-it note activities to use as part of our child’s therapy. This extraordinary effort has helped change our child’s emotional trajectory and quality of life.”