Yancey Recognized By FirstHealth for Life-Saving Dedication

Emily Yancey, R.N., has been recognized as the November 2018 DAISY Award Winner for FirstHealth of the Carolinas.

Emily is a nurse in the 2Neuro unit at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She was nominated two different times. The first nomination was from a FirstHealth Hospitalist who, in the nomination said, “I have long enjoyed working with Emily, but her work for a recent patient was truly outstanding. He had a life threatening infection, organ failure and was at risk of cardiac arrest. Emily provided ICU-level care while continuing to achieve and compassionately manage her other patients. She saved this young man’s life before unit transfer became necessary. Emily’s fund of knowledge, interest in disease processes and energy for her work are inspiring. When problems arise she proposes intelligent solutions. Her communication skills, delegation skills and confidence make her a natural leader.”

The second nomination came from a patient and patient’s family member, who, in the nomination said, “Emily goes above and beyond!  She is in constant motion!  If she saw a doctor come into our room, she would be right there to help us remember questions we had and then to make sure she was clear on doctor’s orders. She made sure to keep a list of questions or concerns. She did a great job in patient turn over to night-time, nurse giving thorough reports.  Great personality and she cares for her patients!”

“Recognition from providers, patients and family members for Emily proves why she was nominated for a DAISY award – she works to help and care for all – physicians, other employees, and most importantly, our patients,” says Karen Robeano, DNP, R.N., FirstHealth’s chief nursing officer. “I am proud to honor her with the November DAISY Award for her extraordinary care. This is a well-deserved honor.”

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, which includes Moore Regional Hospital, Moore Regional Hospital – Richmond, Moore Regional Hospital – Hoke, and Montgomery Memorial Hospital, recognizes an extraordinary nurse each month, and has since 2014. For more information on the DAISY Award, or to nominate a deserving nurse, visit www.firsthealth.org/daisy.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established by the Daisy Foundation, a not-for-profit, based in Glen Ellen, Calif. The foundation was started by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. Today, there are more than 2,800 health care facilities in all 50 states and 17 other countries honoring their nurses with the DAISY Award.