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Jennifer Dean

April 2018 DAISY Award Winner

Jennifer Dean, RN, Obstetrics

Please join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of Jennifer Dean, the recipient of the April 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. Jennifer was nominated by her patient for exemplifying the values of Kaweah Care.

Submitted by: A patient and her husband.

I would like to nominate Jennifer because she made my stay at Kaweah Health a lot easier. She went out of her way to show me that she cares about her patients. I gave birth to a stillborn baby and she stayed there and talked to me about it. She didn't have to do anything she did. I believe that if there was more nurses like her it would be wonderful. This is the type of person that I would want anybody to be around, that I love. I do believe she needs to be recognized for her wonderful job that she's doing not just for me but for others as well. The ones that haven't said anything to her or haven't even said thank you, I want to say thank you Jennifer, you're appreciated and you made a big impact on my life. You've changed my life just from the little time that I got to spend with you. I know you're a wonderful person and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. I really hope to see you get the [DAISY] award. You're extraordinary and awesome and you're a person who cares about your job, that's very rare. I highly, highly nominate her.

Going through the loss of my baby, Jennifer was my angel, no other way to put it. She is amazing and she’s dedicated to her job. I love her positive energy she gives. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Jennifer needs to be told everyday she is an inspiration. Her department is blessed with her. Thank you for making a sad experience easier for me. There are no words to express my gratitude. You deserve to be told EVERYDAY you are AMAZING and a true INSPIRATION.

[HUSBAND]: Jennifer was my wife's nurse and I was starting a new job the next day after my wife gave birth to a stillborn. Jennifer seemed to help my wife calm down and put her at ease. My wife doesn't talk about people too much but she talks very highly of Jennifer and that makes me happy to know in my absence your nurse Jennifer made my wife feel better. I never got to thank her for doing so. I hope to be able to let her know how thankful I am for her by this submission. Thank you Jennifer!

To pay tribute to Jennifer 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.