August’s Nurse of the Month winner is Dan Israel, RN, who works at a well-known hospital in Palm Beach County, Florida. Michele Sylvester, who nominated Dan, Said, “My father, Ed, was fighting cancer and was in and out of the hospital many times. Daniel was always in the emergency care unit whenever my father arrived. Daniel knew what my father’s symptoms were and knew my father didn't have much time. Daniel talked to my father like a friend and not just another patient. My father was from NJ and Daniel is from Philly. I still remember their great conversations about fishing, crabbing and sports. Things had turned for the worst and my father had to move to intensive care. Daniel went up with us. This was so hard for the family. Daniel had become part of our family- through his support, kindness and care. Now even at the hardest part when we had to move my father up to hospice. Daniel would come up and check in on my father like one of his own family members. The morning my father passed, my mother was alone with my father, but she wasn't alone. Daniel had said that he just had a feeling to check in on my mom. She asked him to please call me. Daniel stayed with my mother until my brother and I arrived. We can't thank Daniel and hospice enough for all the great care and comfort my father was given.”
Hank Drummond, Medical Staffing Network’s Vice President of Resource Management, said, “Dan embodies the kind of personal caring and dedication that the Nurse of the Month contest was intended to recognize. We’re proud to present this month’s award to him.” The Nurse of the Month award and prizes were presented to Dan at MSN’s headquarters in Boca Raton, and included gift certificates from Jupiter Uniforms and Trattoria Romana, and a Swedish massage package from SiSpa.
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