HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (February 23, 2022) Pam Lindsey, RN, who is the Nephrology coordinator at Forrest General Hospital, has been named the February recipient of the DAISY Award. The award, which is presented monthly to a deserving nurse or nurses, exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community.
“Pam is an exemplary nurse and role model, and I immediately recognized her knowledge and kindness when I first met her,” said her nominator. “Pam stepped in one night to help us on our floor when we had no acute care techs scheduled to work. While making rounds with the Nephrology hospitalist, Pam noticed how busy we were and that we had no help. She completed her rounds and returned to the floor to help get vital signs on our patients. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding nephrology patients and her advice is instrumental in implementing new systems processes for our unit. She has even come in on her day off to check on a patient who was not doing well. Pam is a huge asset to this organization, and we are blessed to have her.”
A resident of Oak Grove, Lindsey has been on staff at Forrest General for 34 years working in the Nephrology Department. As a junior in high school, a close family friend had a kidney transplant which failed after several years and he died. That encouraged Lindsey to pursue a career in the healthcare field. A graduate of Sumrall High School, she received her nursing degree at Pearl River Community College.
“Nurses, like Pam and others, who have been nominated for and honored with the DAISY Award during the past year, are an integral part of what makes Forrest General such a caring and compassionate place for your healthcare needs,” said Phyllis Chambers-Berry, Forrest Health vice president. “I am so proud of Pam and how hard she works to make our patients feel appreciated and cared for in such a warm manner.”
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 in California by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 from complications of an auto-immune disease. During his eight-week hospital stay, his family was impressed by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to him but to everyone in the family. They created the DAISY Award in his memory to recognize those nurses who make a big difference in the lives of so many people.
Forrest General Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award partner and recognizes one of its nurses with this special honor every month. Nurses are nominated by patients and family members, as well as other healthcare professionals. The winner is then selected by a board of healthcare workers. Each DAISY Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and receives a certificate, a DAISY Award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled, “A Healer’s Touch,” handcrafted by a tribe in Zimbabwe.
ABOUT FORREST GENERAL HOSPITAL
Forrest General, a leader in medical excellence in south Mississippi, is the flagship hospital of Forrest Health. The 547-bed, Level II Regional Trauma Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, provides regional health services to a 19-county service area. Founded in 1952, the hospital’s mission — to do what is best for the patient — is grounded in “We C.A.R.E.” values of caring and compassion. For more information, visit forrestgeneral.com