ETMC Tyler nurse Rebecca Moss receives DAISY Award for extraordinary care

November 3, 2017


Rebecca Moss, RN, of ETMC Tyler received a DAISY Award this week for extraordinary nursing care.

Moss was nominated by a team member for helping a patient with uncontrolled bleeding.

The letter stated that, “Rebecca was near the end of working on the nightshift when one of her patients turned critical. She found the wound and held pressure to it to stop the bleeding, while managing to get the attention of her coworkers. Rebecca was very calm, and even the physician told the house supervisor he thought the nurse did an excellent job in handling the situation. The patient was taken to surgery, where they found a significant clot.

All the surgical team expressed their appreciation for how this nurse handled the care of the patient, and not only demonstrated clinical proficiency, but kept her patient calm and the team members focused and proficient.”

Moss has been with ETMC Tyler for two years, and works on 2 North. “Rebecca’s strong work ethic, to stay and take care of her patient, shows what type of an amazing nurse she is,” said Maria Kulma, DNP, RN, vice president of nursing. “She was so gracious when accepting the award and very humble.” Moss also credited her charge nurse Haidee Cayabyab, RN, for encouraging her.

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.”