Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Providence Medical Center names Taylor DAISY Award winner

Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., continues to honor its extraordinary nurses with the DAISY Award.

The hospital’s most recent DAISY Award winner is Marcia Taylor, R.N., Spine Center.

Taylor was selected from a field of registered nurses nominated by patients, families, co-workers, physicians and volunteers at the hospital. She received a certificate commending her for being an “extraordinary nurse.” 

She also received a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. Cinnabons also were given to all the nurses on her unit thanking them for everything they do for their patients and families.

“Marcia immediately displayed a servant’s heart and put herself in my mother’s shoes,” says the patient’s daughter who nominated her for the honor. “She offered compassion and explanation, was as kind and concerned for my stay as she was for my mother’s and was a true advocate for our family.”

“I was touched that this family member took the time to nominate me for the DAISY,” Taylor says. “Our patients often are only with us for a day or two for their immediate post-operative care and it is very gratifying to know how much they appreciated what I did for them. This award really means a lot to me. It boosts my spirits and motivates me to continue nursing, but I want to share this with my peers. They are all amazing nurses.”

Taylor has been with Providence as a registered nurse since 1974. Throughout her career, she has worked as a bedside nurse in oncology and most recently in the Spine Center. She began her affiliation with the hospital as a junior aid while in high school at Bishop-Ward High School, and graduated from the St. Margaret’s School of Nursing.

Taylor has facilitated the Providence Breast Cancer Support Group for several years. She also was selected the Providence Associate of the Year in 2006.

Taylor resides in Kansas City, Kan. with her husband. The couple has four adult children. She is an avid runner and walker, and also enjoys gardening.