Two Tidelands Health nurses earn DAISY Awards for the extraordinary care they provide to their patients
Two Tidelands Health nurses have earned DAISY Awards for the extraordinary care they provide to their patients.
Lillidon Martin of 2 East at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and David Sieklicki of 3 West at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital received the honor during a breakfast reception Friday.
Nursing is a second career for Martin, who felt the call to become a nurse after a long teaching career. While attending Horry-Georgetown Technical College, she had medical training similar to an internship on 2 East – leaving an impression on her future co-workers.
“We all knew right away she was an awesome fit for our team,” they wrote in Martin’s nomination, “and we have not been disappointed.”
Martin, who has worked at Tidelands Health for about two years, is a skilled care provider and has a positive attitude that spreads to her co-workers and patients.
“She takes time to listen to her patients and their families to encourage and educate them in whatever the need may be,” her co-workers said in the nomination. “Her quick-witted and humorous side is endearing, which adds to her very capable bedside manner.”
Sieklicki, who has worked at Tidelands Health for less than a year, received three nominations from a co-worker, a patient and a relative of a patient. All the nominations praised him for going above and beyond to care for his patients.
“Throughout the post-op stay, Dave was unfailingly cheerful,” one nomination said. “He anticipated [the patient’s] needs and addressed each issue with compassionate competence. He made a frightening time much easier to bear.”
Sieklicki’s co-workers shared in their nomination the extra effort he’ll take to help a patient. When an independent 90-year-old in the hospital was concerned about his mail piling up at home, Sieklicki drove to the patient’s house to bring the mail to him at the hospital. He also stopped to buy needed batteries for the patient’s hearing aid.
Sieklicki and Martin were selected as the award winners from a pool of 30 nominees.
“At Tidelands Health, we are blessed with a tremendous team of skilled, caring nurses,” said Pam Maxwell, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Tidelands Health. “The DAISY awards offer us an opportunity to thank and recognize extraordinary nurses for their commitment and compassion.”
Tidelands Health names DAISY winners twice a year, in June and December. Nurses are nominated by patients or their relatives, visitors or co-workers who complete the nomination form.
The national DAISY award and the DAISY Foundation were established by the family of the late Patrick Barnes, who died of a rare autoimmune disease at the age of 33, to honor his memory and recognize nurses who deliver extraordinary care.