On November 30th, Augusta Health presented the DAISY Award to Erica Thomas, RN. Erica is nurse on the Labor and Delivery Unit and below is why she was chosen for this award.
On 9/30/16 the ED had an OB trauma coming in by squad. Erica took the fetal monitor down to the ED and stayed with the patient from ED to CT scan to the family birth place where she had to undergo an emergency C-section. Erica did everything from finding nitrazine paper, to checking for ruptured membranes, to getting the patient's prenatal records, to holding the patient's hand and reassuring her that everything would be ok. All while moving from the ED to radiology to OB. She exemplified multi-tasking nursing care and compassion. The other team members may be able to articulate it better than me.
If you would like to say thank you to one of your nurses, send the story of why he/she is special to DGargie [at] AugustaHealth.com.