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Coral Rychener, RN, of Peninsula Regional's CTICU, has earned the Daisy Award.
Patients in need of critical care typically find themselves in the Intensive Care Unit. One expects top-notch clinical skills at this high level of care, but the compassion these nurses bring to seriously ill patients is often what makes the greatest impact. When a patient and three of his family members all are moved to nominate an ICU nurse, it’s clear she must be exceptional. That’s why Coral Rychener, RN, a night-shift nurse at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit, has earned the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the month of January.
“After my surgery, the first person I saw in the ICU was Coral,” her patient wrote. “I was miserable, but Coral’s compassion lifted me out of my misery. Had God not sent Coral there that night for me, I would have been broken. She has nursed me to a new life with her dedication and love.” Family members joined in the accolades with their own nominations, including the patient’s wife, who said that she and her family appreciated Coral’s care, and wrote, “My husband is so lucky to have her. She is an outstanding role model.”
Rychener was honored with the Daisy Award in a ceremony before her colleagues, and received a certificate commending her for being an extraordinary nurse. The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” She was also given fresh daisies, and a sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.
To nominate an exceptional nurse, visit www.peninsula.org/DaisyAward and share a story.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation Bonnie Barnes said, “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced firsthand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at PRMC are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”