LCMH Labor and Delivery Nurse Receives the DAISY Award for Excellence

Congratulations to Eva Bedolla, RN, Labor and Delivery, who recently received the DAISY Award at Little Company of Mary Hospital.

DSC00241What Is The DAISY Award? – The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Little Company of Mary Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every month. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and especially their extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

A patient nominated Eva and listed the below reason why she is so very deserving of the Daisy Award:

“I was extremely nervous about not being able to have a V-BAC. Eva was extremely positive, caring, attentive, and treated my family like they were family. She moved me every half hour to try to further along delivery progress. I went from 6 centimeters dilated (for several hours) to 10 centimeters within 2 hours. Eva maintained a calm demeanor that put me at ease. I wasn’t afraid anymore. Eva was very supportive when it was time to push. I’m positive that she had the magic touch and was one of the greatest factors in me being able to have a successful V-BAC. I’m extremely grateful that Eva was by my side. Furthermore, the kindness that Eva extended to my mom and husband was exceptional. Even the care and love she demonstrated when giving my baby her first bath was amazing. Eva is truly an asset to LCMH – And I cannot thank her enough! Even before sending me to the 3rd floor Eva was extremely thorough and informative – an exceptional nurse! Thank you!”

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.

DSC00242Eva was recognized by her department and received: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. These serpentine stone sculptures are hand-carved for us by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. The sculptures are especially meaningful because of the profound respect the Shona people pay their traditional healers. Shona healers are affectionately regarded as treasures by those they care for and the well-being and safety of the healer is of community-wide importance. This describes exactly how we and our Hospital Partners feel about nurses! Additionally, everyone on Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Team celebrated with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.


How Can YOU Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse?

Patients, families and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by:
1) Fill out the online form and hit submit.
2) Print and fill out the attached nomination form. You can mail the form to: 2800 West 95th Street. Evergreen Park, IL 60805, ATTN: Lisa DiMarco – or you can drop off the form at the Main or 94th Street entrance of the hospital.


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