Chelsea Bricker, registered nurse at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, received the January DAISY award for the exceptional care and compassion she showed to a patient during a difficult decision.
Chelsea’s co-worker nominated her for the DAISY award after going above and beyond for a patient who was battling wound issues on her feet. This patient was adamant about not having a procedure done to remove her foot. However, the Power of Attorney (POA) who made decisions for this patient for many years, signed off on the surgery.
Chelsea went out of her way to set up a meeting with the POA and patient to discuss this life-changing decision and stood up for the patient when she became confused.
Her co-worker wrote:
“Chelsea needs to be recognized for speaking up, demonstrating kindness and compassion towards the patient. The patient did not have the ability to speak up for herself and Chelsea took the time to listen to the patient to help her make this decision.”
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital extends its gratitude to Chelsea for providing exceptional care and compassion to her patients.
If you would like to nominate someone for a DAISY award, please visit: summithealth.org/daisyaward
About DAISY awards:
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.
The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto‐immune disease ITP in 1999.
During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say, “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.