August 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI -Ashly Kasten of West Bend, RN in the Intensive Care Unit, has been recognized with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital’s first quarter DAISY Award for her patient care and professionalism.
“Ashly is one of a kind, and you are fortunate to have (her) at the hospital,” said the award nominator. “My husband was in the hospital and he can’t stop talking about the nurse he had and how much she went above and beyond to help him during a very painful and stressful time. She was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. She truly has the passion and cares about the job she does on a regular basis.”
The DAISY Foundation, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, recognizes nurses as unsung heroes of our society who deserve more recognition and honor than they receive. More than 1,900 hospitals throughout the United States participate in The DAISY Award program.
The DAISY Foundation provides each recipient with a sculpture, “A Healer’s Touch,” which is hand-carved for the foundation by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. The sculpture is made of Serpentine stone that comes from the mountains “where the most powerful shaman” live in Zimbabwe. The foundation chose this design not only because it depicts the relationship nurses have with their patients, but also because the Shona people hold their healers in a position of great importance to the community and feel about their healers the way The DAISY Foundation and St. Joseph’s Hospital feel about nurses.
At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ashly was honored at a recent ceremony at which she received a certificate, pin and the sculpture.