Pullman, WA— Kelsey Weiss, a registered nurse with Pullman Regional Hospital, was recently honored with a DAISY Award, an international nurse recognition program for nurses who go above and beyond to care for their patients.
Kelsey was nominated by a grateful family member who expressed immense gratitude for easing worries and nerves about her mother's complex surgery and multiple-day hospital stay. "Truly, you were an angel watching over her," wrote the daughter. Kelsey's consistently competent and compassionate care and the extra touches--lotion for the patient's dry skin, a bath, despite it being at the end of her shift--were all memorable and noted experiences that further enhanced the time spent at Pullman Regional Hospital.
Kelsey’s nursing career started at Pullman Regional Hospital after graduating from nursing school. Three years later, she serves medical surgical patients on the nightshift.
A passion for taking care of people has been a natural part of Kelsey’s life. Her father started a nonprofit to help kids with disabilities and for as long as she can remember, Kelsey helped out at summer camp.
“My whole life, I have had a love for caring for others,” said Kelsey. “I explored other career paths, and perhaps nursing was the obvious choice. I’m so inspired by nursing. I love what I do.”
Her fellow nightshift crew “is simply the best.”
“When I was orienting in the ICU here at Pullman Regional Hospital in my last year of nursing school, I knew this is where I wanted to work,” said Kelsey.
To learn more about the DAISY Award, or to nominate a nurse at Pullman Regional Hospital, please visit: pullmanregional.org/daisy-award
Contact: Alison Weigley, Director of External Relations
Pullman Regional Hospital & Foundation
Office: (509) 332-2041 / Cell: (509) 330-0242