RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 11, 2022) – Chris Murray, a Registered Nurse at Monument Health Cancer Care Institute, has received the prestigious DAISY Award. A national program, the award is presented to nurses who go above and beyond for their patients and community. He was nominated by a patient.
The patient was new to CCI, and Chris was with the patient during the entire infusion cycle. He explained everything that the patient would experience that day, including the purpose of each mediation and approximately how long it would take to administer.
The patient wrote, “His knowledge was impressive and the explanations understandable, which helped build my trust in his competence. Chris is a great listener and his caring attitude toward my feelings helped put me at ease.”
The nomination continued, “Chris was attentive to my needs, constantly checking in on me, and consistently asking if there was anything more that I needed. His personality and attitude clearly show he enjoys what he does. Chris’s personalized, compassionate care and commitment to excellence is why Monument Health is lucky to have him as their employee.”
The DAISY Award recognizes the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and families every day. It was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” Nurses in Rapid City are selected 12 times a year for this recognition. Nurses are also honored in Custer, Lead-Deadwood, Spearfish and Sturgis. Visit monument.health/daisy to nominate.
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