Ryan Howell, RN, nurse in the Emergency Department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, was awarded the hospital’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Howell has worked in the Emergency Department at East Georgia since 2016.
In nominating Howell, one of his colleagues described Howell’s dedication as a nurse.
“Ryan cared for a patient recently who had inconsistent injuries. He reported these injuries to Adult Protective Services and an investigation ensued. The allegations were found to be true. Ryan’s follow-through with this patient and recognition that the injuries were inconsistent helped address an unsafe situation.”
Nominations were reviewed by a committee of nurses at EGRMC. Howell was selected in recognition of the difference he makes in the lives of his patients and his peers.
“Ryan’s actions teaches us how to be the type of nurse we all aspire to be, and also the type of person everyone would be proud to know,” said Marie Burdett, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. “He is passionate about doing the right thing for his patients, and nurses from his heart. Ryan is very deserving of this recognition.”
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human 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 DAISY Award program allows us to recognize our extraordinary nurses for going above and beyond,” said Stephen Pennington, interim Chief Executive Officer at East Georgia Regional. “Ryan is a talented and dedicated nurse who has provided excellent care to our patients, and we are lucky to have him on our team.”