Hodges wins Helping Hands Award for her care and attention

Congratulations to our newest Helping Hands recipient, Angela Hodges, hemodialysis technician, Dialysis—Muscatine! Hodges was nominated by a patient who wrote: “I have been a new patient on dialysis since the last part of March 2018, under the care of the staff of the dialysis center in Muscatine since that time. I have appointments three times […]

Johnston recognized with Helping Hands Award

Congratulations to our most recent Helping Hands Award winner, Mikayla Johnston, a nursing assistant in the Medical Surgical Services float pool. Johnston was nominated by a staff nurse who wrote: “Mikayla took over for sitting for a patient with a significant mix of sun-downing and aggressive behavior. She treated him with respect and compassion, redirecting and […]

Manary wins Helping Hands Award for her patience and grace

Congratulations to September’s Helping Hands winner, Amanda Manary, a nursing assistant on 6RC. She was nominated by a patient who wrote: “Today has been a very challenging day. I’ve been admitted to this unit  with severe nausea and stomach pain. Of course in the hospital there are lots of sick people, some sicker than others, […]

Bates wins award for her Helping Hands

Congratulations to our most recent Helping Hands Award winner, Alex Bates, a nursing assistant on Level 5 of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. A colleague wrote: “Alex goes above and beyond for staff and patients on Level 5 of the children’s hospital. She has stayed extra hours to ensure convenience for families and an efficient […]

Berger wins Helping Hands Award

Congratulations to our most recent Helping Hands winner Jaimie Berger, a nursing assistant on 3RCE. She was nominated by a colleague, who wrote: “Jaimie went over and beyond by helping out today. Upon discharge, a patient left a very sentimental picture in the room, so since we were already down at the main entrance, she stopped […]

Even lends a Helping Hand

Congratulations to Paul Even, a nursing assistant in PACU, who received the Helping Hands Award. Even transported a patient across several pavilions so she could ring a bell signifying the end of her cancer treatment. A colleague wrote: “Radiation oncology has a tradition/practice when a patient finishes their course of radiation they will ring a […]

Dandy offers a Helping Hand to a patient and his puppy

Kaleb Dandy, a nursing assistant in the Burn Unit, was presented with the Helping Hands Award for being a “positive role model and a strong patient advocate” and his willingness to go above and beyond to help reunite a patient with his puppy. “Kaleb has been excelling in his nursing assistant role on 8JCP. He […]

Amanda Guyer lends a ‘Helping Hand’

Congrats to Amanda Guyer, nursing assistant on 6JCP (stroke monitoring), as the October Helping Hands Award winner. She was nominated by a patient and her husband: “Amanda went above and beyond to make me feel at home. At a time like this, her friendly face was very needed. She’s a keeper!” —A grateful patient “Amanda […]