RAPID CITY, S.D. (May 5, 2023) – Tracy Prins, a Registered Nurse at Rapid City Hospital Emergency Department, 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 mother.
The patient’s mother wrote, “When my son’s tests came back with some concerns, she immediately sprung to action, while still maintaining a sense of calm in the room and explaining what she was doing. While we were focusing on our son, Tracy was working hard to get all the pieces in place to figure out what was going on with him. She was so efficient, while still ensuring our questions were answered and that we knew what the plan was for our little guy.”
She continued, “Our son was an interesting patient with multiple challenges, but Tracy always made us feel like we made the right call bringing our son in to be seen, and that our son was going to be taken care of. Even when we asked for additional little items, Tracy never made us feel like a burden. The care we received, the explanations we were given, and even the moments where Tracy would come in and check on our son and then say to me, ‘How’s it going, mom? Can I get you anything?’ made us feel like we were being extremely well-taken care of.”
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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Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. The system offers care in 31 medical specialties and serves 14 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 5,000 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is composed of 5 hospitals and 40 medical clinics and specialty centers. Monument Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
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