Contact: Rebecca Green
Traci Snodgrass, a registered nurse in the CGH Neurology Department, was recently recognized in front of her friends and co-workers, as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate extraordinary compassionate care.
“I started seeing Dr. Preeti Joseph (CGH Neurologist) in July and approached my seizure medication transition with a great deal of trepidation due to a previous bad experience,” stated the nomination for Snodgrass. “Over the course of the next five months, Traci made a tremendous contribution by assisting the doctor in making this transition a non-stressful, positive, and successful experience. During that time, I was seeing Dr. Joseph every 2-3 weeks. Traci consistently welcomed me with a smile and cheerful greeting. In fact, after my first appointment, I said to my husband, ‘She almost seems too kind.’ His response, ‘A nurse can never be too kind.’”
The nominator concluded, “Knowing her, Traci would say she was ‘just doing her job,’ but I strongly feel that she does an exemplary job and is the only person I have ever considered nominating for the DAISY Award. Traci’s caring, encouraging, and positive outlook, along with her consistent professionalism, definitely made my time at CGH an enjoyable and helpful experience.”
The DAISY Award - an acronym for “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” - was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. 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. The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.
Other CGH nurses nominated by our patients this quarter for the DAISY award included: Kayla Ackert, Kay Benavidez, Jennifer Bookman, Megan Bright, Laurie Davis, Katie Decker, Cindy Fargher, Andrea Fry, Jill Gonigam, Laura Leal, Michelle Nelsen, Kim Przysucha, Tricia Shuck, Marcela Sproul, Julie Steffes, Kelli Teske, Angie Thompson, Jennifer Tompkins and Cassie Wiersema.
If you would like to submit a nomination for extraordinary nursing care that you or a family member have received at CGH Medical Center, please visit www.cghmc.com/daisy.