Las Vegas, NV — Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center wants to congratulate nurse Ryan McNeal on winning the Daisy Award.

Ryan an ER nurse at Southern Hills was nominated by a patient who said Ryan, "had a hand in saving my life."

The patient was in the ER battling COVID-19 and feeling fearful about his diagnosis. The patient added that their fever was causing them to continuously sweat through their clothes and bedding. They said Ryan continuously came in, helped changed the patient and their bedding, and said Ryan was always cheery and in a good mood.

The patient said they were terrified of COVID but said Ryan continued to check on him and said his kindness helped take way some of his far with COVID.

The patient ended the letter about Ryan to say: "He took care of me as if I was his mother or family member."

Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center want to thank Ryan McNeal for his outstanding care that left a lasting impression on this patient during such a scary time for them.  

The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national award program celebrated in 21 countries and more than 3,500 healthcare facilities around the world. Nurses can be nominated for the award by their colleagues or by patients.

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