"Jeannie is an amazing nurse. She brings to her patients knowledge, education, comfort, and laughter- the best medicine. We recently had a patient who drew a flower with messages to different nurses and Jeannie’s said: “Ms. Jeannie I love you because you are so funny and you make me happy. ” When Jeannie saw it, she said: “ That’s right there is why I do it!” In a job like ours, it is often hard to keep a smile on your face and Jeannie makes sure her colleagues, patients and families find a reason to smile. Whether it’s dancing, signing, or a hug she spreads joy everywhere she goes. She caress clearly about all of our patients and always has their best interest in mind. In an emergency she keeps a clear head and is always willing to help. Even when she’s not in charge everyone comes to her as a resource including the charge nurse. Our new nurse’s look up to her and our older nurses look for her support. She is always willing to help us when we’re drowning.
Recently, we had a patient with a huge knot in her hair from being bed ridden for months and Jeannie went out of her way to get some special hair products to help her with her knot and even though they were not able to take it out, Jeannie provided them with hope that one day they felt everything would be ok. Jeannie is truly a special person and a gift to 3 South and our patients. She has a special gift to comfort people and make them feel that everything is going to be alright. For all of this and more she really deserves to win the Daisy Award. There are nurses and there are NURSES….Jeannie is the NURSE!! The best of the best!"