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Altru Nurse Earns DAISY Award for Her Passion, Respect and Encouragement

Posted OnMarch 28, 2023

Lindsay Bloms, RN, a nurse at Altru Health System in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care nurses provide patients and families every day.

A mom of a newborn baby was greatly impressed by Lindsay as her son’s nurse in the NICU and nominated Lindsay for this DAISY award.

“Our son was admitted to the NICU shortly after birth. Lindsay’s knowledge of the procedures and tests was excellent, and she patiently and clearly explained it all to me,” shared the nominator. “She treated me with true empathy and respect for our privacy and personal preferences.”

“We are fortunate to have a nurse like Lindsay at Altru. Her leaders and colleagues speak highly of her. Lindsay has wonderful technical skills, while also employing her exemplary soft skills of encouragement, respect, patience and empathy,” noted Cory Geffre, Altru chief nursing officer.

The mother also called out other of Lindsay’s qualities that make her an outstanding nurse.

“She accommodated me in making me feel comfortable and seeing my personal needs were met as she cared competently for our baby. Lindsay has the gift of encouragement, while helping me learn to breastfeed. She cheered me on and allowed me to take care of my own health in a positive way. Lindsay was also helpful in informing me about resources I have access to once I get home with my baby.”

The patient’s mother concluded, “Lindsay truly has a passion for seeing babies thrive and for moms to be at ease. I highly appreciate her skills as a NICU nurse and nominate her with no reservations as an extraordinary nurse deserving of the Daisy Award!”

Lindsay has worked at Altru in the NICU since 2021.

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known, but not uncommon, auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.