Awards and Achievements
Matt Meyer Is February DAISY Award WinnerPublished: March 6, 2017
Matt Meyer, BSN, RN, from the Cardiac Care unit at Methodist Hospital, was honored at a recognition ceremony on March 6 as the February DAISY Award winner for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital.
Matt was nominated for the honor by the granddaughter of a patient who passed away. The granddaughter, herself a nurse, wrote, "We had excellent care our entire stay, but Matt stood out above the crowd. His sweet nature to my grandma made her feel so special and taken care of. He included our entire family (and there were a lot of us) in Grandma's care and plans for the day. Once we decided to transition Grandma to comfort care, he was so sweet in continuing to talk to Grandma in his caring, sweet nature to make sure she was comfortable."
The granddaughter described Matt as "warmhearted and tender." She noted how helpful Matt was in answering the family's questions, connecting with physicians and arranging meetings between the many family members and care team.
"There was at least one family member staying with Grandma at all times," the granddaughter wrote. "Matt made sure we were always comfortable ordering comfort food trays, providing blankets, more chairs for the room and just always checking in on all of us no matter if we were in the family lounge or in her room. On our last day with Matt, my uncle nicknamed him the 'other brother' when talking to my grandma."
The family especially appreciated that Matt shared with them he would be attending his own grandparent's funeral later that week.
"He said he was treating us and Grandma as he would want his family and grandparent to be cared for. This showed so much in his compassionate, caring nature," the granddaughter wrote. "Methodist is extremely lucky to have Matt as a nurse. We will be ever grateful for the wonderful care Grandma received."
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.