Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with DAISY Award - PhillipSugar Land, TX - 9/20/2013
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Phillip Fisher, RN, is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses.
DAISY Award Recipient, Phillip Fisher, RN, with his wife Linda Fisher and Mr. and Mrs. Batamo
Phillip is a nurse in the ICU department who was nominated by the wife of one of his patients. In the wife’s nomination she described that while caring for her husband, Phillip and the other nurses all demonstrated knowledge and skills while easing her husband’s discomfort and calming him down when he showed signs of fear. However, she went on to explain her reason for nominating Phillip in particular. “While caring for my husband, Phillip revealed his compassion for human suffering and the feelings of his patient’s close family members when facing many uncertainties,” she said. “He tirelessly and gently cared for my husband and always made sure that he felt comfortable. Phillip demonstrated the soft side of a human being. He also took his time to answer questions that had not been thoroughly explained. He showed my husband and our family the highest degree of compassion and offered uplifting words when he knew they were needed.”
“Phillip embodies the values we strive for,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “He is a constant example of a nurse who is truly passionate about being a nurse and helping others.”
In honor of his DAISY Award selection, Phillip received a certificate of appreciation, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s committee selects a DAISY Award winner each quarter.
The DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from an auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses inspired this unique award as a way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Today, more than 1,300 hospitals across the U.S. participate in the program.
“We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Leatherwood. “Nurses like Phillip are everyday heroes who demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise and compassionate care, and we are excited to be able to recognize him – and our future winners – as outstanding role models for the nursing profession.”