A registered nurse on the Intensive Care Unit at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, was awarded the hospital’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Amanda Cleary earned the honor and she has worked at the Statesboro hospital since 2007 and has been a registered nurse since 2004.
Cleary’s nominations were thoughtful and touching, as both one of her recent patients and colleagues described her. Here are a couple excerpts from her nominations:
“Amanda takes time with her patients and listens to what they have to say. She is very friendly and a very nice person. If all nurses would love their job like her, the world would be a better place.”
“As a new nurse, it is always amazing to work with Amanda! She will stop whatever she is doing to help any and everybody. I wish all nurses were as helpful and sweet as Amanda. I am thankful to work with someone like her. She is awesome!”
“Amanda always goes above and beyond to help her coworkers and patients. She is a great person and nurse. She is always a patient advocate and will go to great lengths to save a patient’s life. She is a Superhero in the shadows.”
Nominations were reviewed by a committee of nurses at EGRMC. Cleary was selected in recognition of the heroic, personal difference she makes in the lives of patients and her peers.
“I am extremely proud and thankful to have Amanda on our nursing team here,” said Marie Burdett, BSN, RN, chief nursing officer at East Georgia Regional Hospital. “She is passionate about taking care of her patients, stepping up to help support her fellow nurses, and is well respected among her peers. Amanda nurses from her heart, and is very deserving of this recognition.”
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the efforts nurses perform every day.
The DAISY Awards are given throughout the year at presentations given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors.
“The dedication and sacrifices of our nurses do not go unnoticed,” said Paul Theriot, chief executive officer of the Medical Center. “Many of us have experienced a nurse’s kindness, devotion, and compassion. Nurses are our everyday heroes, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to shed light on their heroism through this award program.”