Corinne Zimmerman Honored with Spring DAISY Award
Twice a year, KSB honors an exceptional nurse within our organization for their dedication and compassion with the DAISY Award. Going above and beyond for patients or their families, keeping a positive attitude, and demonstrating professionalism are all wonderful qualities that deserve recognition and is something that Emergency Department nurse and Spring DAISY winner, Corinne Zimmerman exemplified when a co-worker’s sister had a recent health scare.
“Corinne was my sister’s nurse in November of 2018. My sister came home from South Carolina to visit and developed severe abdominal pain. She came to the ER to figure out what was going on. It was discovered that she had a very large, possibly cancerous mass on one of her ovaries,” wrote Emergency Department nurse, Blair Euell.
“Corinne was phenomenal to my sister. She advocated for her to go to the best hospital for this issue, held her hand as she cried about the possibility of cancer at 28, encouraged her, and helped keep her comfortable during the transfer process. When her shift was over at 3:00 am, my sister was finally asleep, so Corinne left my sister a handwritten note telling her that she would be thinking of and praying for her. The next morning, she continued to check on my sister and my family, and was so uplifting and positive. Without Corinne, this health scare would have been even worse than it was. I’ve seen how great Corinne is while working with her as a co-worker, but experiencing it first hand as a patient’s family member was unbelievable.”
Emergency Department Director was elated over Corinne’s award, commenting, “The care Corinne deliveries to each of her patients is exemplary. Not only is she clinically competent but she also has a wonderful bedside manner that reassures each patient she cares for that they are in great hands. Corinne has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside and her dedication to her patients and ED team are evident each day that she works. I couldn’t be more proud of Corinne and feel extremely fortunate to have her on my team!”