The October 2017 DAISY Award recipient is Heather Bouwkamp, RN, Case Manager at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center. Bouwkamp was nominated by colleague Amber Vanderwoude, a pharmacy technician at the Mercy Health Pharmacy Wege, and was honored with a celebration on her unit before her leaders and peers.
The following is an excerpt from Bouwkamp’s nomination form.
“Heather went out of her way to help facilitate the discharge of one of the elderly patients. The patient had recently departed from her adult foster care home, accidentally leaving behind her necessary medications and wheelchair. Heather took ‘compassionate care’ above and beyond by going to pick up the items so that the patient could be discharged and get to her destination.”
Bouwkamp’s commitment to doing what is right can be an example for all Mercy Health colleagues that each person can have a positive impact on the lives of the patients Mercy Health serves.
To nominate a well deserving nurse, click here.