Cheryl Mingee, who cares for cancer patients as an oncology nurse at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center, is a recent recipient of a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Photo courtesy of Olympic Medical Center

Cheryl Mingee, who cares for cancer patients as an oncology nurse at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center, is a recent recipient of a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Photo courtesy of Olympic Medical Center

Milestone: Olympic Medical Center’s Mingee named Extraordinary Nurse

Honored for her work as a nurse in the ICU and Telemetry departments at Olympic Medical Center, registered nurse Cheryl Mingee is a recent recipient of a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

Interim Chief Nursing Officer Vickie Swanson presented Mingee with the award that was created by the DAISY Foundation to recognize “the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care provided to patients and families every day.”

Mingee cares for cancer patients as an oncology nurse at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center.

Julie Larsen, Mingee’s supervisor, said she has seen the positivity and care shine through during Mingee’s time at the Cancer Center, noting, “Cheryl is an amazing nurse who always has the safety and best care of her patients in mind.”

A patient’s wife nominated Mingee for the DAISY award, writing: “My husband has been hospitalized a number of times in the last two years and has always gotten great care (at OMC). The last time, he was very altered, aggressive, and did not have a clue what was going on. He required one-on-one care from the nursing staff. Cheryl was with him during the worst of his illness and she was wonderful!

” … When I came in to check on him both days, you could tell it was draining, but she did not complain. She kept saying she could not wait to see the real person he is once he gets better.

“Cheryl was just so engaging, personable and concerned. The situation was not pleasant for her, but she took it in stride and smiled all the way through.

” … I just want to say thank you and let everyone know how appreciative we are for her great care.”

Olympic Medical nurses may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an “Extraordinary Nurse.”

Go to olympicmedical.org/thank-a-nurse for more information or to nominate an Olympic Medical Center nurse.

Learn more about the DAISY Foundation at DAISYfoundation.org.

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