Las Vegas, NV - Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center want to congratulate ICU Nurse, Sharon Huntsman on being our quarter 3 Daisy Award Winner.

Sharon was nominated by the family of one of her patients. This patient was in our intensive care unit (ICU) and even though the family was extremely worried they said Sharon helped them. In the nomination, they mentioned how special Sharon is and said she cared for not only their family member but their entire family.

Here is the nomination:

“On the evening of Wednesday, June 8th, I received a phone call from my cousin that my aunt was not feeling well and thinks she saw facial droop. Immediately I told her to call 911 and she was taken to Southern Hills Hospital where they initially were working her up to rule out a stroke. Fast forward to 12 hours later, she is in the ICU after multiple images and testing where we find out she has multiple masses in her lung and lesions in her brain. Our hearts were broken and all of us were in shock.  Being a nurse myself, I know how important it is to care for patients like family. We, as a healthcare team, try to turn a family’s worst day into something a little bit better and that’s exactly what Sharon did for mine.

I wanted to personally take a moment to say thank you to your entire team at Southern Hills for the compassionate care they provided to my aunt and family last week. This is an extremely difficult time, but Sharon truly made an impact. She made a difference for all of us, especially my aunt. Words cannot describe how grateful we are for her.  Sharon is the reason why the DAISY Award exists. It is nurses like her that truly impact patient care. She is the epitome of an extraordinary compassionate nurse. It is individuals like Sharon that remind us that good people do exist. Although, we all had to find out my aunt was diagnosed with a terminal illness that had metastasized, Sharon went above and beyond to ensure my aunt was comfortable and cared for as if it was her own family. I am so thankful for Sharon and for all that she did and continues to do for each of her patients.

My aunt had one wish and that was to be home and that is exactly what we were able to do and we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this in the timeframe we did without Sharon.”

Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center want to thank Sharon Huntsman for her outstanding care that left a lasting impression on the family of this patient.