Prestigious Award presented to
Christopher Nicholas of Family Health Care
Christopher was recently awarded the DAISY Award for his patient advocacy while working at a local Emergency Room. A child was admitted to the ER with several injuries following a severe bicyle accident, and was placed in the low acuity side of the emergency room. While being assessed, 'something' in the back of his mind bothered him that the child's answers were not making sense. He quickly took charge and became a patient advocate for the child, to recommend an immediate response from the team.
It was discovered that the child had a large skull fracture and was immediately rushed to the proper course of action with pediatric trauma. During this time, he stayed with the patient and parents to offer clear communications, comfort, and confidence.
Christopher is truly humbled by the award and recognition, and felt it was just another day doing his job and caring for patients and their families in the Emergency Room environment. We are blessed to have him here as one of our Nurse Practitioners at Family Health Care.
Background on the DAISY Award: The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. They created the award to celebrate both Patrick's life and the nurses that took care of him or as they state it, "because of the way they informed and educated us eased our minds. They truly helped us through the darkest hours of our lives, with soft voices of hope and strong loving hugs that to this day that we still feel."