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Kristina Nielsen, R.N., Receives the DAISY Award

Posted on Mar 25, 2022

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Kristina Nielsen, R.N., a clinical nurse in the NICU, is the DAISY Award recipient. She was nominated for this honor by a parent who wrote:

“Kristina caught my son’s early symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), ensuring he received a quick and effective intervention. She really helped saved his life. As our primary nurse, Kristina was by our side through two major surgeries – providing outstanding care to our baby and serving as an amazing support system to me and my husband. She was efficient, empathetic and knowledgeable. We couldn’t have asked for a better caregiver and were so lucky to have her throughout our NICU journey.”

Kristina’s manager added:

“Kristina has been part of our NICU family for five years. She started as a PCT/HUC and has developed into an incredible nurse. As a strong patient advocate, I often hear clinicians and parents speak about her excellent skills and bedside manner – how thoughtful and empathetic her approach is. She’s a strong team player who is known for helping her peers and colleagues throughout the unit. Kristina consistently demonstrates extraordinary compassionate care and is very deserving of this award.”

Congratulations, Kristina, and thank you for your commitment to patient- and family-centered care.

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