RECOGNIZE OUR NURSES
Have you or a family member been the recipient of extraordinary care by a nurse at Johnson Memorial Health? Are you a JMH healthcare worker who has seen colleagues do something exceptional? You can nominate them for a DAISY Award for their ongoing commitment to patient care, compassion for families and clinical excellence.
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Our First Honoree
Carrie Umbarger, RN, BSN
Carrie, who has been JMH for 19 years, is a day shift charge nurse in the Maternity Care Center. She is on the JMH Nursing Education Council and is a project lead with Indiana's Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.
Here is what a patient, Jersey, said about Carrie when nominating her for the DAISY Award:
"Carrie was first my nurse when I was seven months pregnant and hospitalized for Covid. No one could be with me so I was afraid, alone and anxious. She had to come in at certain times throughout her shift to monitor my baby. She would sit and talk with me, make me feel as comfortable as possible and talk me through everything putting my mind at ease that my baby was okay. Once I went into labor a couple of months later, I had her during my induction. She again sat with me and talked me through everything going and went out of her way to get me anything I needed which helped ease my anxiety about giving birth."
Nominate a JMH Nurse
If you or a family member have been the recipient of extraordinary care by a Johnson Memorial Health nurse and would like to nominate her or him for a DAISY Award, please fill out our form. You should include a story about what makes that person an exceptional nurse.
"Our 88-year-old mother was a patient for 2 weeks. Mom was on a roller coaster, we never knew what to expect. Everything was new and frightening to us as we watched her struggle to live. Through it all, Tami was there, working tirelessly, diligently, helping Mom and us understand issues and ramifications. She patiently explained things to us, sometimes more than once, until we got it. Of utmost importance to her was Mom's comfort. Tami was also concerned-expressed repeatedly about each of us, Mom's family, as we went through our own emotional and exhausting roller coaster rides. We looked forward each day to seeing Tami. She obviously cared deeply for Mom. Tami became like family to s- I wanted to hug her hello and goodbye. Every day her knowledge and skills were evident. Such as, for one tiny example, on the day 02 saturation was dropping, chest tubes were in - Tami analyzed the best position to put mom into with those tubes in order to maximize 02 saturation. It worked. Tami's tireless, devoted, and skilled passion for our mother's well-being made a huge impression on us. She stood out as a nurse willing and able to go beyond the normal call of duty."