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DAISY Winners - Mary Feeling, RN & Kendra Prince, RN

We are pleased to announce this month’s UAB Medicine DAISY Award, recognizing the extraordinary care and compassion that nurses provide for patients and families every day. Submissions and stories are reviewed each month, and then the winner is surprised at a special ceremony. Click here to nominate a UAB Medicine nurse for the DAISY Award.

DAISY Winners - Mary Feeling & Kendra Prince
 

Congratulations to this month's winners: Mary Feeling, RN & Kendra Prince, RN! What makes Mary and Kendra DAISY winners?

"Kendra Prince and Mary Feeling had been taking care of a patient who had been on the GISO unit for 45 days. During this time, the patient had a handful of aggressive episodes and is autistic, which makes communication more challenging. He was placed in restraints or given medication to maintain medical devices, maintain safety for himself, and safety for staff.

Mary reached out to her community sharing the patient’s story, while maintaining HIPPA, and was fortunate to have a tablet donated to the patient. Since the tablet has been donated, there have been fewer or no aggressive behavior incidents. Mary has also donated clothes.

Kendra has also gone above and beyond for the patient. She bought him clothes and hair clippers and gave him a haircut. She has also been able to de-escalate situations, so the patient does not become aggressive. She has educated the rest of the staff on how to de-escalate situations as well.

These two nurses are great and I am proud to call them my co-workers. They did these things without being asked.

They both have embodied one of UAB Medicine's core values: Always care."