Kim Adams, RN, recognized with prestigious award for extraordinary nurses
PLANO, Texas - Kim Adams, RN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She is the first recipient of the award at Medical City Plano, which recently became part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the profound difference that nurses make in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Adams works in Medical City Plano’s emergency department as a trauma nurse. She was nominated for the DAISY Award by emergency services Director Michelle Hooks for her work the night Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard was brought to Medical City Plano after being mortally wounded responding to an apartment complex shooting. Adams, whose husband is also an Allen police officer, cared for Officer Sherrard, staying beyond her shift to provide the family and first responders with additional comfort and support. After Kim went home, she created a special memorial painting for his family.
Touched by the compassion nurse Adams displayed in the emergency room that night and afterward, Nicole Sherrard, wife of fallen Officer Sherrard, presented Adams with the DAISY Award during a monthly nurses meeting on Wednesday July 25.
“This act of kindness and service is a true example of putting our mission to the care and improvement of human life,” said Medical City Plano’s Chief Nursing Officer Sandy Haire. “Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a unique way for us to do that.”
A photo of Officer Sherrard that includes signatures of members of the Richardson Police Department now hangs the emergency room of Medical City Plano.
The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of an autoimmune disease. The care that Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this appreciation program for nurses. Patients, families and colleagues may nominate nurses. Recipients are selected by a committee of nurses at each hospital participating in the program. DAISY Award nominations for nurses at Medical City Plano may be emailed to MCPL.DaisyNominations@MedicalCityHealth.com.