Northwest Community Hospital has launched a Daisy Award program to honor nurses.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights has launched a Daisy Award program to recognize extraordinary nurses, and Kristen Jakacki of the Float Pool is the first recipient by capturing the honor for May. NCH nursing leaders selected Jakacki for the inaugural award after she was nominated by the family of a patient, a press release from the hospital states. Jakacki’s expert care and compassionate approach made a big difference for the patient and family. She was chosen from a group of 12 outstanding nominees. NCH’s new Daisy Award program is part of a national program, recognizing that nurses are the primary source of help and support for hospital patients at the most vulnerable times in their lives, the press release states. Their…
Realistic setting gives Health Careers students a safe place to practice their skills
In a narrow, darkened hallway, Barb Gawron moans into a microphone. On the other side of the wall, in a room Gawron observes through a one-way mirror, her moan emanates from a mannequin lying in a hospital bed. To the Harper College nursing student who has just entered the room, the mannequin is a patient named William Green. "What's wrong, Mr. Green?" the student asks. "I can't breathe," is the reply, which trails into another moan. The student doesn't know it yet, but she has less than five minutes to save Mr. Green's life. As Harper's lab and simulation coordinator, Gawron has overseen the hospital since it opened in February. The hospital, located on the second floor of the Avanté Center, is a fully furnished health care wing with …