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Elsa Guzman

January 2018 - DAISY Award Winner

Elsa Guzman, Charge Nurse, 4North (Renal)

Please join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of Elsa Guzman, the recipient of the January 2018 DAISY Award. The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses is a program adopted by Kaweah Health to honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day. Elsa was nominated by her patient for exemplifying the values of Kaweah Care.

Submitted by: Susan Hill, Patient

“Elsa may have saved my life. I came in through the ER and was admitted for pneumonia. After three days of antibiotics, my breathing and oxygen saturation wasn’t much better. There was some discussion about sending me home with oxygen.”

“Elsa was not satisfied with not knowing why I still needed oxygen because I had no prior history of needing it. Elsa persisted on my behalf for a CT scan. The CT scan was done around 7:00 p.m. that night which revealed a large blood clot on the two main arteries of my lungs. Without Elsa’s persistence and advocacy, I quite likely would have gone home and died. Elsa deserves much more than a DAISY Award. She will forever be part of my miracle story. “

To pay tribute to Elsa for demonstrating exceptional talents, dedication and service to patients, she received a one-of-kind sculpture and banner to be displayed in her department for her achievement.