Both the Olympic Medical Center ICU/Telemetry and respiratory therapy teams recently received the DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses, OMC representatives said in late 2022.
The award, created by the DAISY Foundation, recognizes the “extraordinary, compassionate nursing care provided to patients and families every day.”
Ratrin Junghanns-Royack, director of OMC’s ICU and telemetry department, and Dottie Crates, manager for OMC’s respiratory therapy department, accepted plaques for their departments.
Each honoree received a certificate and DAISY Team pin.
“I am extremely proud of everyone and the work each person does. You deserve this award,” Junghanns-Royack said. “You didn’t win this — you all earned this. You can all be proud of yourself and this achievement.”
The teams were nominated for the DAISY award by an anonymous staff member
The list of honored employees includes registered nurses, arrhythmia technicians, certified nurse assistants, and respiratory therapists, totaling 77 employees.
For a complete list of honorees, visit olympicmedical.org/news.
Olympic Medical nurses and teams may be nominated by patients, families and colleagues. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an “Extraordinary Nurse.”
Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch.”
A cross-functional committee of healthcare workers reviews the nominations and selects the final nominee.
Go to olympicmedical.org/thank-a-nurse for more information or to nominate an extraordinary Olympic Medical Center nurse or nursing team.