Patient Says Nurse Offered ‘Unmatched’ Care During Hospital Stay
Mission Hospital Pulmonary Unit R.N. Jason Perry was honored with a DAISY Award for his big-heart approach to caring for the patients on his ward.
DAISY is an international recognition of compassion and excellence in nursing.
Perry rejoined the Mission Hospital team two years ago, just in time for the pulmonary unit to be transformed into a temporary COVID unit.
The Mission Hospital patient who nominated Perry for the award described his level of care as “unmatched,” as he was touched by Perry’s love and support for a complete stranger.
“I will never forget him or his kindness and professionalism,” the patient wrote.
Perry’s love and compassion in caring for patients through the pandemic has had a positive impact both physically and mentally.
“I’ve really tried to be that missing connection bridge for patients to the best of my ability,” Perry said. “I know it’s extremely lonely. The team I work with is truly exceptional and we all try to connect with our patients on a meaningful level because it’s second-nature — we want to treat our patients like family. I know it feels like everyone is beat up and exhausted — people all over the world in healthcare are exhausted, but someone has to keep stepping in there and try to make a difference.”