DAISY Award - April 2022 - Genesis Health System

Published on May 01, 2022

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DAISY Award Winner - April 2022

Congratulations to our April DAISY Award Winner Rachel Garrow, R.N.

Rachel is a registered nurse in our CIU/OBS Unit at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport.

Here's what Rachel's nominator had to say about her:

"Due to the severity of my condition, I needed multiple rounds of CPR and four external shocks from the AED. My heart stopped beating completely and no part of my body, including my brain, was receiving oxygen.

In medical terms, this is classified or diagnosed as Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). If a person goes into SCA while outside of the hospital, the chance of survival is less than 6%. Of the 6% who survive, less than 1% walk out of the hospital in less than a week without experiencing neurological deficits.

The care I received in the hospital from Rachel, the other nurses, staff, and doctors helped me be one of those 1% who walked out of the hospital in five days with no neurological effects.

While I was in the hospital, there wasn’t a day that went by where one of my nurses, doctors, or friends told me “You are so lucky.”

The care I received at the hospital from Rachel, who put up with my snarky Irish mouth and sense of humor and who gave me just as much grief and bantering in a positive upbeat and fun way, helped my healing process. The humor and one line come backs that we exchanged and shared during my stay made me feel right at home and comfortable. If it weren't for the excellent care I received during my hospital stay, my family would have been planning my funeral instead of planning my hospital discharge.

Today, less than a month after having experienced SCA, I am back to the gym doing cardio workouts, lifting weights, and even recently have started swimming in the pool again. I’m alive today and will get to experience many more important moments including walking my daughter down the aisle this year.

There is without a doubt, no way to say thank you for the excellent care I received from Rachel. We need more nurses of Rachel's caliber in the field to provide the care, knowledge, and have the disposition to treat each and every patient as an individual."

Great job, Rachel!

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

You can share your story of how a Genesis nurse made a difference during your visit or stay by visiting www.genesishealth.com/DaisyAward.

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