Nurse who cooked for end-of-life Patient earns DAISY Award

Published: Dec. 23, 2015

Hye-Suk Marshall, BSN, RN, treats every Patient like family.

That was especially apparent when the Cardiac Progressive Care Unit Nurse was recently caring for an end-of-life Patient. On only the second day of care, Marshall prepared a fresh Korean meal for her Patient after learning she had family from Korea and enjoyed Korean food. The Patient had been refusing food, but ate the meal Marshall prepared.

Marshall has been presented with the DAISY Award to honor the radical, loving care she provided. She was nominated by fellow Caregiver Danielle Taylor, RN.

“Hye is a wonderful Nurse,” Taylor said. “She always goes above and beyond for her Patients.”

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, and the DAISY Award is a national program created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes died in 1999 of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, or ITP at 33 years old. His family was overwhelmed by the skillful and amazingly compassionate Nurses that cared for Pat, and the DAISY Foundation and Award were created as an expression of their gratitude.

The DAISY Award is a way to recognize and make visible the contribution and value of Nurses wherever nursing is practiced.

Marshall received a certificate, a DAISY pin to wear at work and beautiful serpentine stone sculpture carved by the artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. The sculpture depicts the embracing relationship Nurses have with their Patients.