Joy Fey, RN, is Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses.
Joy was chosen because she has demonstrated the highest degree of compassion for her patients. She has a reputation of exceeding her job duties and responsibilities to ensure the safety and well being of her patients.
For example, one of Joy’s patients was very ill; Joy learned this patient’s daughter was getting married soon. Because the patient was too ill to attend the wedding, Joy and some of the other nurses joined efforts to have a wedding held in the patient’s room. It was of the utmost importance to the daughter that her mom was present for her wedding. Joy made it her priority to make sure this family’s wishes were met, and the wedding was successfully carried out in the patient’s room.
“This is just one example of the great nurse Joy truly is,” said Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “She is a shining light to anybody that meets her. While her knowledge and nursing skills are very sharp, it is her heart that really shines and proves that her name, Joy, truly fits her personality.”
In honor of her DAISY Award selection, Joy received a certification of appreciation, a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful sculpture titled “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe.
“We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in the DAISY Award program,” said Leatherwood. “Nurses like Joy are every day heroes who demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise and compassionate care, and we are excited to be able to recognize her – and our future winners – as outstanding role models for the nursing profession.”
To learn more about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, please visit MethodistSugarLand.com or visit our Facebook page at FB.com/MethodistSugarLand to congratulate Joy on her award.