Matthew Bailey, R.N., in the Emergency Center, is the DAISY Award recipient. He was nominated for this honor by a parent who wrote:
"Matthew cared for my daughter during her time in the Emergency Center. He was calming and compassionate—always making her feel comfortable, even when it was time for the dreadful IV. He went the extra mile to make us feel at ease during a stressful situation—explaining her plan of care, step by step. Being an ER nurse, I appreciated that. Our experiences at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital have always been great. Matthew is extra special in our book, earning the title of 'best nurse ever' from my daughter."
Matthew’s nursing leadership team added:
"Matthew has been a clinical nurse in the Emergency Center since March 2018, when he started in the R.N. Residency Program, Cohort 21. He does an extraordinary job of including his patients and families in the plan of care, always keeping them informed. He is kind, compassionate and funny, which puts patients at ease during their unexpected visit to the EC. Matthew is positive, proactive and his smile infects the entire department—a true representation of a Daisy."
Congratulations, Matthew, and thank you for your commitment to patient- and family-centered care.