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April 19, 2013

Suzanne Csipkes, RN, Is April DAISY Award Winner

Suzanne Csipkes, RN, of the GI Lab at Methodist Hospital, was honored at a recognition ceremony on Friday, April 19, as the April DAISY award winner. Suzanne  was nominated for the honor by a Methodist employee and patient who described how Suzanne went above and beyond to transform a potentially anxiety-producing procedure into a positive care experience.

In the nomination, the employee wrote about feeling alone, without family in the area, and nervous from past experience as "a difficult IV stick." At the GI Lab, Suzanne's welcoming smile, warm greeting and calming voice offered immediate reassurance. With gentleness and skill, Suzanne started the IV with a single needlestick. "Suzanne made me feel safe in her care. She is very compassionate and caring in every way possible! We are very lucky to have her -- what a great employee!" 

A second nomination came from Mary Hawkins, GI Lab Team Leader, who wrote, "When I think of the word excellent, I immediately think of Suzanne. She is always friendly, very thorough and compassionate. I could go on an on about how much her patients love her, but it would take me all day." Kudos given encompassed Suzanne's patient-centered focus, clinical assessment skills, critical thinking skills, collaboration with coworkers and dedication to striving for excellence and beyond.

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Nurses can be nominated by anyone, including patients, family members, physicians, supervisors or their peers.


To nominate a nurse at Methodist Hospital or Methodist Women’s Hospital, visit www.bestcare.org/daisy.