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AdventHealth Hendersonville DAISY Award winner comforts COVID-19 patient after loss of wife.

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville DAISY Award winner comforts COVID-19 patient after loss of wife.

Jan. 19, 2022; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville is excited to introduce you to our newest DAISY Award winner. Tiffany Tolleson, RN, works on the Medical/Surgical unit at AdventHealth Hendersonville.

Tiffany extends the Healing Ministry of Christ through offering compassionate care to all her patients. Her team members were greatly impressed when Tiffany went above and beyond to comfort a COVID-19 patient suffering from the sudden loss of his wife. This patient was admitted with COVID-19, while his wife was battling COVID-19 at another local hospital. During his stay, he received the terrible news that his wife’s health was declining. He was able to be on speaker phone to coordinate with doctors and staff for his wife’s care. Tiffany became aware of the situation and stayed by his side as the family decided to terminate life support. As the patient said his final goodbye to his wife, Tiffany was able to provide comfort and support. She encouraged him to continue his fight against COVID-19. Even when her shift ended, Tiffany stayed with the patient so he wouldn’t be alone in his grief.

Tiffany’s team member Larissa Bright, RN, nominated her for the award. She shares, “This is a shining example of patient care and extending the healing hands of Christ. I am proud to serve on the same team as Tiffany and could learn a lot from her caring spirit.”

AdventHealth Hendersonville is honored to recognize Tiffany as the new DAISY Award winner.

The DAISY Award was created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes in 1999 to thank the nurses who cared for Patrick and for them as he battled an autoimmune disease. Patrick lost his battle, but his family realized the impact his nurses had on the final days of his life. For that, they wanted to create an opportunity for all families who experience the benefits of the extraordinary care of nurses to show their appreciation.