Jeffrey Roseberry RN, a 6th-floor night shift nurse, was honored and presented with the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Wednesday, May 12, as part of the KCH Nurses Week Celebration.
(Pictured: L-R) Carol Emory, CNO, Jeff Roseberry, RN, and Karen Sloboda, Medical/Surgical Unit Director
Anyone who knows Jeff knows that he has a HUGE heart and is the most compassionate of nurses with a genuine calling to nursing. In addition, he also has a special place in his heart for helping our New Vision patients.
A patient admitted with COVID was quite afraid and anxious. Jeff offered comfort and support throughout the night. He even stood in to hold the patient's hand and provide comfort while the patient desperately missed the aid of a 'loved one'. Thanks to Jeff's support, the patient calmed down, making the transition to another nurse more comfortable for all.
Going one step further, he took the time to talk with the 'loved one' who could not be with the COVID positive patient due to visitor restrictions. He shared a condition update with the 'loved one' and noted that the initial patient deeply missed them. During the conversation, Jeff realized that the 'loved one' was short of breath and may also need treatment, which he strongly encouraged.
The patient took the advice, and during a transition of care, the staff arranged a brief meeting between the two patients. Unfortunately, this was their last encounter; the 'loved one' passed away. The initial patient recovered and was released.
Thanks to Jeff's compassion and for both parties and the community, one extraordinary moment was able to be shared before they parted ways.
"This is only one example that embodies the essence of what a compassionate, caring, advocating, and nurturing nurse Jeff is. Jeff treats all of his patients with every ounce of these attributes and more. He provides the same care regardless of where they come from, who they are, the hurdles they are overcoming, or how they treat him. That's Jeff."