Hope Hartman Wins Daisy Award

daisy-award-2Hope Hartman, RN, was the October 2016 DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses winner at CHI St. Vincent. Hartman is a Registered Nurse in the ED at Morrilton.

Here’s an excerpt from Hartman’s nomination letter, which was written by a patient:

“I had Hope the day of my MVA and I arrived via ambulance with her waiting for me. She showed me so much compassion and care and truly was an advocate when I needed her the most. She explained everything to me and made every attempt to keep me calm in one of the scariest times of my life. She went above and beyond to comfort myself and all of my family and never left my side. She leads by example and should be given this award. She is more deserving than anyone I have come in contact with.”

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.