December 14, 2020 – Southeast Georgia Health System recently presented the
DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses to Amber Geiger, R.N., in recognition of the kindness and compassion she
provides every day to her patients.
A Health System team member since 2012, Geiger was nominated for the DAISY
Award by a patient she cared for that was admitted to the hospital.
Excerpts from the nomination include, “I want to thank my nurse,
Amber, for all of her care during my stay at Southeast Georgia Health
System. She is so kind and personable. It’s obvious she is selfless
and it shows because of her attentiveness and willingness to do everything
she possibly can to make me more comfortable under such trying circumstances.
I have been very sick, but having her as my nurse made my stay here much
more pleasant and endurable. She comes in with a cheerful disposition
every time. She is warm and I cannot emphasize enough how kind she has
been to me. The world needs more nurses like her. Some things cannot be
taught—either a person loves people and their job or they don't.
Her kindness is not an act, it is genuine and from the heart. It is a
beautiful thing to witness. All of my nurses have done a great job, but
a couple stand out and she is one of them. She has done an outstanding
job not only at an emotional level, but professionally. She does her job
well and I give her 5 out of 5 stars on everything. She deserves to be
recognized for this award because she is an extraordinary nurse and I
appreciate her so much. I really believe how a patient is treated is related
to how well they recover in some way.”
Geiger was presented with the
DAISY Award by
Christine Kipp, MBA, BSN, interim Vice President, Patient Care Services, in front of her peers,
Health System leadership and physicians. She also received “A Healer’s
Touch” sculpture, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa,
and Grandy’s Sinnamon® Rolls, donated by owners, and siblings,
Paul and Mary Kay Spence.
Created by The DAISY Foundation™—an acronym for Diseases Attacking
the Immune System—the DAISY Award was established by family members
in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died at the age of 33 in late 1999
from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little
known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Barnes and his family
received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking
nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients
and the patients’ family and friends.
Nurses can be nominated for The DAISY Award online at
sghs.org/daisy-award, or nominations may be placed in DAISY boxes located throughout the Health
System’s Brunswick and Camden campuses. A committee consisting of
Health System team members, including clinical and non-clinical staff,
leadership, medical staff and board members, review the nominations and
determine The DAISY Award recipient(s). Awards are given quarterly throughout the year.