Published on June 01, 2022

Detmer, Daisy Award, June 2022

DAISY Award Winner - June 2022

Congratulations to our May DAISY Award Winner Katy Detmer, RN

Katy is a registered nurse in our Neurology/Oncology Unit, at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport.

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

Katy gave me hope when I had none.

I had been in a medically induced coma in ICU due to persistent seizures. When I was transferred, she went out of her way to ensure I was progressing. She even helped me eat (even after her shift was over) and encouraged me to push myself. I had lost the ability to walk and stand. I couldn't feed or bathe myself. I had to relearn it all. She encouraged me and never gave up. She kept her word. She is a huge reason I fully recovered. She wouldn't let me stop fighting.

Seeing her face was the highlight of my day. She was the only one who could really talk me into pushing myself to build strength. She goes above and beyond. She went out of her way to encourage me. She gave me the power I didn't know I had. Without her, I genuinely don't believe I would have made the recovery I did, at least not nearly as fast.

She deserves this award more than anyone I know. With a chronic illness, I am frequently in and out of the hospital. There have been amazing nurses, but none compare to Katy.


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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