Peggy Bach, R.N., in Dialysis, is the DAISY Award recipient. She was nominated for this honor by a colleague who wrote:
“Peggy took over the primary assignment of a challenging patient who would travel two hours each way to his three-hour dialysis treatment, three days a week. The fatigue of this drive only added to existing challenges. Local dialysis units in his area had not accepted him as a patient. Peggy immediately became his advocate – connecting with his case worker and dialysis units near his home to support closer travel. She used her resources and asked for help from our multidisciplinary providers. She always remained patient and took a step back when he needed to calm himself. Peggy cared for all of his needs, not just his kidney disease. She worked tirelessly – answering calls and sending paperwork, and finally found a dialysis unit close to his home. Peggy persevered in getting the job done. She went above and beyond, even organized a going away party to help him with the transition to a new place. Peggy provided his new dialysis unit with helpful advice on how to ease his anxiety, the best way to spark a conversation and what his personal interests were. She is a true patient advocate who fights to provide the best possible care.”
Peggy’s manager added:
“Peggy Bach joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s over 27 years ago. She has exemplified the qualities of a strong, skilled, knowledgeable and genuinely compassionate nurse. Peggy has a passion for teaching, both at the bedside and in the classroom. She is often recognized by her colleagues, patients and families for the kind, empathetic care she provides. Her service excellence shines through every day, even during the most challenging circumstances. We are so thankful to have her on our team and proud to see her receive this well-deserved award.”
Congratulations, Peggy, and thank you for your commitment to patient- and family-centered care.
The DAISY Award allows patients, visitors and Johns Hopkins All Children’s staff to honor nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion. Click here to nominate a nurse and tell us your story.
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