Cheyenne Bever honored with DAISY Award at GRMC

Cheyenne Bever honored with DAISY Award at GRMC, Deep Creek Lake, MD

Kendra Thayer, GRMC’s Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer, presents Cheyenne Bever RN with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. Bever is a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at GRMC.

Cheyenne Bever RN was recently named Garrett Regional Medical Center’s (GRMC) quarterly recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®.  Bever was nominated by a volunteer from GRMC’s emergency department. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

The volunteer commended Bever for the exemplary level of care she provided while caring for a terminally ill patient and their family. According to the nomination, Cheyenne went above and beyond to assist the patient and the family to meet their goals, becoming a true advocate for both. Bever has been working as a nurse in the emergency department since 2021.

“Cheyenne demonstrated ongoing compassion to a patient and their family during one of the most difficult scenarios faced by nurses and caregivers,” said Kendra Thayer, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at GRMC. “This heartfelt nomination is a reflection of the level of care and support she provides her patients and team members with on a daily basis.”

The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

More than 2,000 health care organizations nationally participate in the award program. GRMC began participating in the program in 2018.

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. The award recipient is chosen by a committee at GRMC through a blind selection process sanctioned by the DAISY Foundation.

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