A Skaggs obstetrics nurse is honored with the DAISY Award after being nominated by a new mom who was comforted by the nurse on two occasions – once in the hospital giving birth, and a second time on the side of a highway following an accident.
Kathryn Gubin was presented the award September 5. She was nominated by a patient who explained how the nurse comforted her during the birth of her baby, letting her know her baby was fine. Those words, “Your baby is fine” were music to that mom’s ears a second time following an accident involving herself, her husband and their newborn baby. Gubin pulled over to the side of Hwy 13 to help the family, checking to ensure they were okay.
Her next step went above and beyond. While the mom was taken to the hospital and her husband left to give his details of the accident to police, Gubin offered to take the baby home and care for him until his father could pick him up. “I was so scared for my baby the day of delivery and the accident,” explains the mom. “Both days Kathryn was there with her care and concern and true love for our baby too. Thank you Kathryn.”
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in California and was established by family members of a 33 year-old man who died in 1999 from complications from an autoimmune disease. The care he and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired the DAISY Award, thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Nominate your nurse for going above and beyond. Nomination forms can be found at www.skaggs.net under the Patients and Visitors tab or throughout the hospital and clinics.
Skaggs Regional Medical Center is a 165 licensed bed community-owned and supported healthcare facility dedicated to improving the health of all area residents. Skaggs holds the highest national accreditation available for medical facilities from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Skaggs has also earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for its advanced inpatient diabetes care and is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center through the Joint Commission on Accreditation.
PICTURED: Tracey Williams, Director of Skaggs Women’s Services; Kathryn Gubin, RN; Sheryl Tilus, Chief Nursing Officer.