Nelson, of Petersburg, was nominated by a patient’s family member to receive a DAISY Award, hospital officials said.
In the nomination form, the patient’s wife wrote, Nelson “was truly incredible. She answered so many questions and checked on him constantly. She always explained what she was doing and why. It felt like she was always ahead of schedule. For instance, when it came to pain medicines, she could read when he was in pain without him saying a word, and she had the medications ready. She put the mind of a very worried wife at ease.”
Nelson has worked at Springfield Memorial Hospital since 2021.
The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of an autoimmune disease. They were inspired to create the DAISY Award because of the care that nurses provided to Barnes and his family during his illness.