The Daffodil Award is a program at Mercy Hospital South to honor and celebrate co-workers who provide outstanding, compassionate care in support of the nursing team. Each month, Mercy Hospital South nursing leaders choose an award winner from nominations submitted by patients, visitors and co-workers.
Kimberly Moffatt-Jones, patient care associate, has earned the Daffodil Award for the outstanding, compassionate care she provides. Moffatt-Jones usually cares for patients in the Surgical ICU at Mercy Hospital South; she was nominated by a co-worker from 3 South after Moffatt-Jones was floated to that unit.
The co-worker wrote: “Kim was wonderful! She answered everyone’s call light promptly, was courteous to a belligerent patient, took time out to reassure and reorient a confused man, and had a lengthy conversation with someone else who was lonely. She was proactive as she monitored bags, drains and water pitchers. She also had time to do seven baths! We loved her!”
Elena Vo, patient care associate, has earned the Daffodil Award for the outstanding, compasstionate care she provides on 7 Medical at Mercy Hospital South.
A co-worker nominated Elena by writing: “Elena goes above and beyond for her patients. A recent patient, who is Vietnamese, refused to eat all food options here due to specific cultural dietary needs. Elena speaks Vietnamese and was able to find out what food the patient wanted. Elena went to a restaurant after her shift to pick up food, but the restaurant was closed. Instead of giving up, she went home and made a home cooked meal for the patient and returned to the hospital to deliver the meal. The patient was extremely grateful! This patient was not assigned to Elena, but she did this regardless!”
Michael Rojewski is a patient care associate who is being honored for the outstanding, compasstionate care he provides on 4 South at Mercy South.
Two co-workers each nominated Michael individually. One of those co-workers wrote: "I was pulled to the floor and I was unfamiliar with the floor and co-workers and had a very stressful team of patients. Michael was so incredibly helpful to me. I would not have made it through the day without him!"
Curtis Sanders is a behavioral health tech who is being honored for the outstanding, compasstionate care he provides at Mercy's Hyland Behavioral Health Center.
Two of Sanders co-workers nominated him by writing: “We are impressed with how Curtis took the time to help a patient. He sang with this patient every day; he worked to help soothe her so she could sleep. The patient was very ill, and this was at times her only comfort.”
Alicia Fox, patient care associate with our medical stepdown team, earned our latest Daffodil Award for the outstanding, compassionate care she provides in support of our nurses.
A patient’s relative nominated Fox by writing: “Alicia deserves to be rewarded for the above and beyond nursing care she provides. My sister passed away, and Alicia sat and held me and comforted my soul. I wish her the best in life and the advancement of her career. Keep singing and humming ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’!”
Baylea Hawkins, patient care associate, earned our latest Daffodil Award for the outstanding, compassionate care she provides with our medical-surgical team.
A co-worker nominated Hawkins by writing: “Baylea is one of the hardest working PCAs I’ve had the opportunity to work with. She is extremely driven and intentional with her work. She takes initiative – you’ll never find her sitting around waiting for someone else to direct her. It is an honor to work on a team with her. Mercy South is lucky to have Baylea!”
Gabby Davidson, patient care associate, earned our latest Daffodil Award for the outstanding, compassionate care she provides with our surgical stepdown team.
A patient’s wife nominated Davidson by writing: “My husband had an amputation on his right leg and was in a lot of pain. Gabby bathed him repeatedly and saw to his needs way beyond what was expected of her. We both love her to pieces! She is so good and sensitive; she makes our day when she is here.”
Davidson’s leader wrote: “Gabby is fantastic. She goes above and beyond for her patients daily. I have seen multiple nominations come in for her. She is a steady smiling face every day and surgical stepdown is lucky to have her!”
Kimberly Rohr, patient care associate, has earned the latest Daffodil Award for the outstanding, compassionate care she provides in support of our nurses on the 8th floor.
A co-worker wrote the winning nomination for Rohr, which started with a comment from one of Rohr’s patients:
“‘Kimberly was beyond wonderful. She made me feel alive again. She washed me up (hair and body) and got all the sticky stuff out of my hair. She is out of this world.’
"This is just one of the many positive comments our patients have made about Kimberly’s excellent care. Kimberly is always focused on the patient and meeting their needs. Overall, she embraces the Mercy charisms and values each day she arrives to work and carries out her shift. She always puts patients and their families first and works to provide excellent hospitality.”
Beth Shane, ultrasound technologist, has earned the Daffodil Award for the outstanding, compassionate care she provides in support of our nurses at Mercy Hospital South.
One of our OB/GYNs nominated Shane by writing: “I have had the opportunity on multiple occasions to observe the worth of Beth Shane. She is one of the ultrasonographers who works the night shift. While in Mercy Birthplace - South, she has been called upon frequently to perform ultrasounds on our patients who come in with a variety of problems. She is superb in her clinical skills, clearly knowing anatomy and disease processes. What is most striking is her excellent team spirit and willingness to work. She is friendly, courteous, extremely fast in response and always willing to teach and share her knowledge as she utilizes her skills. Moreover, I have observed her many times approach the patient with care and compassion. I simply write currently to commend her for her exemplary skills, clinical expertise and team spirit. Mercy South is privileged to have her as part of our hospital team.”