PHOTO LINK: Jess Ramse
Rapid City, S.D. (March 1, 2021) – Jess Ramse, a Registered Nurse at Rapid City Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, 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. She was nominated by a patient’s family member.
The nomination described the challenge of having a loved one in the hospital during the pandemic, “with the limited ability to be there for them when they need you the most.”
The patient’s family member went on to say, “Jess took care of my brother for multiple days in a row and did an amazing job. She communicated with me and my family every step of the way. She would call me during rounds to make sure I had the opportunity to speak with his providers and listen to the plan of care. She never hesitated to page doctors to ask my questions regardless of how many there were. Jess always followed through with what she said she was going to do for both my brother and my family.”
The patient is doing better and expected to make a full recovery. The family member who nominated Jess credits the nurse and other caregivers and said of Jess, “her skills, knowledge and empathy made all the difference.”
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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