MARSHFIELD — Dawn Ede, Birth Center, is the latest registered nurse at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital (MSJH) to receive the DAISY award. The award is given monthly to nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in the hospital’s nursing community.
Ede graduated from UW-Eau Claire with her BSN in 1992 and her MSN in 1997. She started at MSJH in 1993 in Surgery and then the Outpatient Surgery team. She joined the Birth Center in 1995. Today Ede remains on casual working status for the Birth Center and is a lead second-level instructor for Mid-State Technical College, teaching obstetrics and pediatrics. Ede is married with four children.
The following story was submitted by a patient for whom Ede recently cared:
I had Dawn as my nurse in January of this year, and she was amazing. She helped me with basic mommy tips and was right on top of everything for me even when the unit was “hopping.” She never made it feel like she was too busy. Dawn always had time for me.
She was instructing another RN intern, Jenny — also a very great nurse, very helpful and fun — and she was so knowledgeable about everything, and you could tell Dawn’s knowledge and input was comforting for Jenny too. You can see that Dawn knows what she is doing and was very helpful and that she loves nursing. She is just so sweet, and I really wanted her to be acknowledged for it because she is a hard worker and an excellent nurse! Even though this is a brief description, she was amazing. Thank you. Words don’t say enough.
Also nominated were registered nurses Whitney Lemke and Amanda Conner, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Kendra Kluck, Kristin Keuper, and Stephanie Hill, all pediatrics; Jane Stevenson, Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Supplemental Staffing; and Brittney Quaintance and Micki Free, both Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.