Labor and delivery nurse Taryn Jones, RN, of ETMC Henderson has been selected by the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System as a DAISY Award winner.
Jones is a graduate of Kilgore College and has worked in hospitals in Tyler, Dallas and now Henderson. This is her third time to be nominated for the award, which recognizes nurses who provide extraordinary care.
A patient nominated Jones for the award. Her letter stated, “Taryn was amongst the most loving and caring staff of nurses, but stood out, and went above and beyond to make sure everyone around me was comfortable. She would explain everything in a way I could understand – 100 percent clear — and made sure I was not in the dark about anything. This being my first pregnancy, first time in the hospital and first experience with this type of situation, she fought for me and my wants and needs.”
The DAISY Award was created in 1999 by a family in the U.S. after experiencing kindness and compassion from nurses with their loved one, who was terminal and in the hospital. DAISY stands for disease attacking the immune system. Today, this program has been implemented in more than 1,900 healthcare facilities. Nurses are nominated by anyone who sees an extraordinary nurse and awarded by a hospital nursing committee that decides if they meet the criteria. The recipient receives a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a unique, hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, entitled, “A Healer’s Touch.”