VALDOSTA, Georgia – South Georgia Medical Center honored Kaylyn Wilson, LPN, with the February DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing care. Wilson was nominated by a provider for her “attentiveness, diligence, and follow through” which potentially saved a patient’s life.
According to the nomination, Wilson’s patient had a routine x-ray. Wilson noticed there was a delay in the expected results and she escalated the matter to her manager to find out the status. The results revealed a concerning finding which required the patient to receive swift intervention and emergency surgery.
“By her attentiveness to the care of her patient, as well as her diligence and follow through, she helped promptly get her patient the care that was emergently needed,” said the provider. “The patient was at very high risk of severe complications and even death without that surgical intervention.”
As a high-reliability organization, SGMC is focused on achieving zero harm and makes patient safety its top priority. Wilson displayed the level of teamwork and perseverance necessary to advocate for a patient and their safety while in the hospital.
SGMC continues to ask patients and fellow employees to honor nurses they feel go above and beyond in their actions and care. Nominations are reviewed by a committee based on criteria that include compassion, teamwork, leadership, attitude, and skills and knowledge.
DAISY awards are presented monthly in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” They also receive a beautiful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.
To nominate a nurse for the DAISY award, visit sgmc.org/daisy.