Terry Moen Receives Fall DAISY Award
Care and compassion. These are two words that Supportive Care nurse, Terry Moen, exemplifies each and every day. On Friday evening, she was recognized as KSB’s Fall DAISY Award winner which honors outstanding nurses within our organization.
Terry was nominated by fellow Home Health Care team member, Audra Washo, NP. Audra was moved by the exceptional care Terry provided to one of her patients affected with cancer whose condition was beginning to worsen. In her nomination, Audra wrote, “Terry’s patient was experiencing episodes of confusion along with increased medical issues. His significant other was having a difficult time and called Terry on the weekend. She does not usually work during this time but without hesitation, Terry went to see the patient in his home and he finally agreed to be evaluated in the ER. The patient was admitted to the hospital and she visited the patient the following day. He really wanted to go home and Terry discussed his options with him. She took the time to listen and understand his goals of care,” Audra noted.
Terry’s patient ultimately decided to go home with hospice and given the rapport that she developed with him, he requested that she be present for the meeting. Terry was there to provide emotional support during this very difficult time.
Audra also wrote, “This is only one example of the dedication and compassion that Terry brings to her patients each and every day. I have only known Terry a short amount of time, but I have observed countless times that she has gone above and beyond for her patients.”
Home Health Director, Wendy Sofolo proudly commented, “Terry possesses all of the skills of an RN, including the technical and critical thinking skills. What sets her apart is her ability to build relationships with people. In Palliative Care, she builds relationships with our patients, people who are coping with a newly diagnosed serious illness, all the way to those needing a very warm handoff to end of life care. This is an attribute that can’t be taught; you either have it or you don’t. Terry has this gift.”