Friday, June 28, 2013

Providence Medical Center selects Sharon Rodina as 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 Sharon Rodina, R.N., staff nurse, Outpatient Services.

Rodina 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 in her department thanking them for everything they do for their patients and families.

“My mother was scheduled for a lab procedure and Sharon validated our concerns and explained more about the procedure” says her nomination for the DAISY.

Another nomination read: “Sharon is a team player and is always helping out in other areas in the department without being asked.  She is a role model for giving excellence and compassionate care to her patients.”

A seasoned nurse who dedicates herself to her patients each and every day, Rodina was surprised to be selected for the DAISY Award.,” Rodina says. “I was floored and really surprised.” Rodina adds that she enjoys working in the Outpatient Services department at Providence because her job is never boring and she works with a great staff that is committed to their patients.

Rodina has been at her current role at Providence since 2001 and she started as a nurse at Bethany Medical Center in 1976.

Rodina lives in Linwood, Kan., with her husband.  She has a son and daughter and three grandchildren and her husband has six grandchildren. She enjoys practicing yoga, reading, crochet and spending time with her family.