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Tiffany Hummel Honored with Fall DAISY Award

Join KSB in congratulating, Tiffany Hummel, RN on being selected as KSB’s Fall 2018 DAISY Award recipient. Created by the DAISY Foundation, the DAISY Award recognizes the most outstanding, compassionate nurse within an organization. It honors the super-human work nurses do in direct care of patients and families each day.

Tiffany is a member of our Intensive Care Unit and was nominated by Hospitalist, Dr. Tammy Homman, for the exceptional care and advocacy she provided for a recent inpatient.

Dr. Homman wrote, “Tiffany and I shared a patient recently who came in with a serious complication of a life-long disease. It became apparent that this patient was overwhelmed, emotionally spent, and hadn’t kept up as well with recent advances in home management of her disease. Tiffany took the time to really understand the patient and where she was coming from. She told the patient, ‘We are going to start from the beginning and go over everything to help you.’ She quickly got the patient’s trust, uncovered areas of difficulties, and involved the care team. Tiffany advocated for the patient when the time came to have her transferred from the ICU and ensured she was placed in “overflow” status so that the patient would still have very close nursing attention and education after discharge. She approached the difficult situation at hand in an upbeat, collaborative, can-do manner, and involved the patient each step of the way.”

“Tiffany exemplifies the meaning of the Daisy Award,” commented Director of Med/Surg and ICU, Pam Eubanks. “She not only has outstanding clinical and critical thinking skills, but also delivers patient care with a high level of compassion. Tiffany is respectful to each patient’s physical health and emotional needs and is continually thinking how we as healthcare professionals can provide the best care possible in the hospital and when the patient is in the community.  Tiffany is an extraordinary nurse who strives to meet the mission of KSB: to be the community’s first choice for health services.”