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Bismarck Honors Outstanding Nurse

Bismarck Honors Outstanding Nurse

Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at CHI St. Alexius Health

Ginger Robertson, a nurse at CHI St. Alexius Health, was 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 they provide patients and families every day.

Ginger’s nomination letter:

One of our providers went on maternity leave, and Ginger took it upon herself to step up and be there for a patient during the leave of absence. Ginger spent her own personal time learning Dialectical Behavior therapy and different techniques to support this patient. Ginger formulated a plan with this patient and performed phone coaching daily. This has provided a great deal of emotional support for the patient and has reduced the patient’s need to utilize emergency services. The patient continues to lean on Ginger’s support, encouragement, and guidance during this period of change.

Ginger created a “5 senses of soothing box” to give to the patient to incorporate during times of need. I have been inspired by Ginger’s actions. She has gone above and beyond for this patient. She recognized this patient’s need for a seamless transition of care. Ginger truly does have the heart of a nurse. I know she would do this for any of our other patients too. I am honored to work beside her and learn from her. She comes to work with a positive attitude every day and brings light where she goes. She makes a significant impact on our patients at Archway and her coworkers, including me. I have personally witnessed her empathetic nature, strong work ethic, and love for our mental health patients who, at times, can be overlooked. There’s no one more deserving of this award.

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. The award recipient is chosen by a committee at CHI St. Alexius Health. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors. Each Honoree receives a certificate commending her or him as an "Extraordinary Nurse." Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

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