Cox Branson nurse recognized

(Submitted photo: Katie Schubert, RN, was honored recently with a DAISY Award for her work in the Critical Care Unit at Cox Medical Center Branson.)
(Submitted photo: Katie Schubert, RN, was honored recently with a DAISY Award for her work in the Critical Care Unit at Cox Medical Center Branson.)

A Cox Medical Center Branson nurse has been honored for the exceptional compassion and skill she showed while caring for a patient who suffered a heart attack while on a fishing trip in Branson this spring.

Katie Schubert, RN, who works in the Critical Care Unit at Cox Medical Center Branson, was recently presented with a DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. The patient, who nominated Schubert, said she comforted him, bolstered his confidence in his doctor and was professional yet personable and caring. The patient explained that since he wasn’t from the Branson area, there were a number of people who called to check on him and Schubert was able to explain his care and comfort each caller.

“I think she played a large role in the positive outcome,” the patient wrote in the nomination form.

“When a patient takes the time to express gratitude for the compassionate care received, it is priceless to the nurse,” said Lynne Yaggy, Chief Nursing Officer and VP Clinical Services. “At Cox Medical Center Branson, our nursing staff is exceptional, caring and skilled. It is wonderful when patients take the time to recognize them for the outstanding work they do.”

The not-for-profit DAISY foundation is based inCaliforniaand was established by family members of a 33-year-old man who died in 1999 from complications from an autoimmune disease. The care he and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired the DAISY Award, thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Nominate your nurse for going above and beyond. Nomination forms can be found at any CoxHealth location or online, CoxHealth.com/Branson under the Patients and Visitors tab.

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