The Daffodil Award at Mercy Hospital South honors and celebrate co-workers who provide outstanding, compassionate care in support of the nursing team. Mercy South nursing leaders choose an award winner from nominations submitted by patients, visitors and co-workers.
Jesse Hoxworth, patient care associate, earned the Daffodil Award for the outstanding care he provides on 4 South (cardiac telemetry) at Mercy Hospital South.
A patient’s relative nominated Hoxworth by writing: “Jesse was always happy and smiling when he came in the room. He would talk to my mother-in-law and make her feel happy. His attitude is contagious. He was very attentive to her needs and never failed to ask if we needed anything else. He went above and beyond and really made you feel like he loves what he does. He should be commended!”
Alison De Lange, patient care technician, earned the Daffodil Award for the care she provides in the emergency department at Mercy Hospital South.
A co-worker nominated De Lange by writing: “Alison was sitting with a patient with special needs who was very active and needed extra care. Alison worked with the patient and was very patient, polite and understanding with him. She did everything she possibly could to make him comfortable and cared for. Being in registration, I can observe a lot and she is one of the most patient and hard-working techs I have seen.”
Christine Sudduth, behavioral health tech, earned the Daffodil Award for the outstanding care she provides at Hyland Behavioral Health Center at Mercy Hospital South.
A co-worker nominated Sudduth by writing: “Christine performs amazing work every day! She is dedicated to seeing everything through and finds a way to get the job done well. Christine provides excellent care, service and dignity to all, implements safety procedures in accordance with Mercy policy, and communicates effectively with oncoming staff. We are truly thankful for her passion and commitment to safety and quality for our patients and staff.”
Rachel Woodley, OB Technician in the Mother/Baby unit, earned the latest Daffodil Award for the outstanding, compassionate care she provides.
A patient nominated Woodley by writing: “Rachel came into my room at a point when my pain was not controlled and led to a lot of emotions. Not knowing much about the situation, she listened and helped come up with a plan that worked for me. Her extra level care and compassion is what I needed. Being able to help manage and identify emotional needs is critical and is why Rachel deserves my nomination.”