Congratulations to Alessia (Alee) Luna, RN, Our Latest DAISY Award Winner
Alessia (Alee) Luna, RN, 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. Alessia was nominated by a patient for demonstrating compassion and skill as a nurse on 3 East at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. This is her 30th nomination.
The patient said, “This is going out to my awesome new friend Alee. When I arrived at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, I didn’t know what to expect. I was all by myself and scared. Unfortunately, on my second day in the hospital I had an accident. No one else cared, but Alee knew I was in tears just sitting in bed with a blanket wrapped around me. She knew I didn’t have any other clothes, so she found some scrubs for me to wear so I wouldn’t be embarrassed. Another time I was having a really bad day because I was homesick and wanted to go home. Once again, Alee ran to my rescue, sat down to talk to me and settled me down. If it wasn’t for Alee being there for me during this rough time, I probably wouldn’t be here today. Iowa Lutheran Hospital needs more nurses like Alee. She will always be in my heart.”