Jessica Kvasnicka wins the 2022 DAISY Nurse Chief Award

Midland Well being congratulates Jessica Kvasnicka, recipient of the 2022 DAISY Nurse Chief Award.

Jessica works within the Division of Psychological Well being and Wellness and was nominated for the celebrated DAISY Nurse Chief Award for her extraordinary management:

“Jessica is the Psychological Well being Educator for the Division of Psychological Well being and Wellness. She is an distinctive nurse chief due to her dedication to sufferers and workers. She created a youth program known as Take Motion to Save Children (TASK) This initiative is a preventative psychological well being program the place youngsters ages kindergarten via eighth grade are assessed and people deemed in danger will obtain interventions to stop issues from manifesting right into a well being disaster. This program has been applied and kids obtain social and emotional studying within the classroom Lecturers have acquired coaching in psychological well being first help for younger individuals Youngsters are assessed and a person care plan is developed with mum or dad, baby and faculty enter Jessica was invited to talk at MISD’s Annual Psychological Well being Convention for the Office their socials, the place she showcased youth and self-harm. She has made nice strides in selling the well-being of MMH staff. The Psychological Well being and Wellness division has come collectively to create a Code Lavender program that helps staff via traumatic office occasions and private crises. She organized the crew to get disaster intervention and stress administration coaching just like coaching for regulation enforcement and firefighters. She made efforts to coach the hospital on the aim of the Code Lavender crew and on many events the crew was dispersed to fulfill with interdisciplinary groups to defuse and debrief a traumatic loss. Below this program, workers members experiencing a private disaster come to the psychological well being workplace and obtain assist, recommendation and sources in a confidential setting. Below the Code Lavender umbrella, Jessica served on and labored with the Office Violence Prevention Intervention Committee. She organized leaders to grow to be instructors in disaster prevention intervention and created programs for nurses and different disciplines to obtain coaching in de-escalation and office violence prevention. Together with this, Jessica writes a month-to-month article within the Derrick with regards to psychological well being. She lately collaborated with Rebekah Powers and created a PowerPoint for a dialogue on the ethics of substance use. Jessica continues to increase her expertise and is enrolled in a Psychiatric Psychological Well being Nurse Practitioner program at Texas Tech and can graduate in December of this yr. She additionally lately obtained certification in Cognitive Behavioral Remedy (CBT). Jessica is a pacesetter and function mannequin within the division. She continues to coach and assist new psychological well being assessors, nurse trainees and different disciplines. Lastly, she has an unimaginable artistic expertise that she makes use of to make the hospital surroundings extra nice. She organized a bunch canvas portray for Psychological Well being Month which is now displayed as a mural on the downstairs wall. She organized a quiz session for Suicide Prevention Month. She continues to seek out artistic methods to pique the curiosity of staff in order that they can’t solely be taught, but in addition have crew constructing alternatives. Jessica’s exemplary expertise and spirit of innovation make her the proper DAISY recipient.

The DAISY Award is a global nursing recognition program created to honor nurses who present extraordinary care with compassion. Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) is one in every of greater than 4,900 healthcare services and colleges of nursing worldwide that honor their nurses with this prestigious award. Anybody within the facility can nominate a nurse, whether or not a affected person or customer, one other nurse, a physician or another member of workers – anybody who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate care from a nurse.

It’s via Jessica’s management and compassion that our group enjoys a stage of care that exemplifies the influence of nurses in creating an surroundings the place sufferers and households really feel at house. Congratulations, Jessica Kvasnicka!

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