La Porte nurse earns DAISY Award from Northwest Health

LP nurse earns DAISY Award from Northwest Health

Cardiac Cath Lab nurse Melissa Brajacki of Northwest Health-La Porte has received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing after a patient’s family wrote a nomination about the care she provided to their mother and family. The family wrote that Brajacki was “more than welcoming to them” when their mother underwent a high-risk procedure. She worked with the family to make it possible for each of the adult children to see her before undergoing her procedure, yet comply with the visitor guidelines. The children’s father was able to see his wife, and the physician was able to describe the procedure and explain the risks. Brajacki also prayed with the patient and her husband. The nomination stated, “She treated us like her own family.” The hospital also praised Brajacki’s efforts to go above and beyond to meet the patient’s needs, including communicating with her family. The Daisy Award was established to celebrate the extraordinary compassion nurses provide patients and families. Nurses may be nominated by employees, patients and hospital visitors.

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