In launching the prestigious nationwide DAISY program at Angel Medical Center, hospital officials presented an emergency room nurse, Susan Johnson, R.N., CNOR, with the Fall DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing. Nominated by a co-worker, Johnson is recognized for being a dedicated advocate for her patients, and for giving her all wherever and whenever help is needed.
“One example of her work ethic came in the middle of the night with a multiple vehicle accident. What could have easily been a code black situation was handled in-house under Susan’s direction. Not only did she successfully handle a code black, but during all this she noticed a patient’s family member in distress over what to do with their injured dog,” said Cara Smith, ER RN. “Susan called her personal veterinarian, arranged for the vet to come to the office in the wee hours of the morning, and provided directions for the family to get to the vet. Talk about going above and beyond. She is a DAISY nurse if I’ve ever seen one.”