News | Published May 29, 2019

May DAISY Award winner: Katie Woodring, RN

Katie Woodring, RN, medical intensive care unit/surgical intensive care unit, Mount Nittany Medical Center, is the DAISY Award winner for May.

Mount Nittany Health is proud to announce Katie Woodring, RN, medical intensive care unit/surgical intensive care unit, Mount Nittany Medical Center, as the DAISY Award winner for May 2019.

Created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who passed away from complications of an autoimmune disease in 1999, the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international program designed to recognize the exceptional care of our nurses. As a system-wide program, nurses throughout Mount Nittany Health have the opportunity to be recognized with the DAISY award.

Katie’s nomination reads, “Steller professionalism. Katie Woodring took care of my mother after receiving a new stent. Katie deserves this award because she is vivacious and friendly, provides immediate follow-up, and has deep and overall knowledge to answer any question. The care my mother received from Katie was clearly a step (or many steps) above most nurses.

As background, my mother has unfortunately landed in the hospital often. While she is ‘in’ I typically stay in the room from 7am to 9pm to be available when doctors visit and generally provide support to my mother. I've seen a few nurses over the decades. Katie Woodring is a standout. There's a friendly demeanor during all of her visits. Often Katie stops by just to ask 'how are you doing?' She sets expectations with an easy 'I'll be back when I finish….’ And she returns very promptly! My mother was never made to feel like she was a bother. Katie's follow through is immediate on everything: help with understanding recovery, likely schedule of meals & medications; something simple like getting a cup of yogurt; or as uncomfortable as initiating a conversation with a supervisor because my mother was very upset about an overnight incident.

Because you heal faster when you don't worry and because Mount Nittany has an extraordinary RN; we nominate Katie Woodring.”

Please join us in congratulating Katie on receiving this well-deserved honor!