Many refer to Mike Nguyen, a Forrest General Hospital R.N. on 9T, as the poster representative for patient-centered care, team work and compassion.
Such attributes have garnered Nguyen recognition as the July DAISY Award winner.
The award is presented monthly to a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community.
Whether helping calm patients who may be confused and not themselves or noticing something “not quite right” about a patient and notifying a physician, Nguyen is caring for his patients every step of the way.
But he’s also helping out fellow employees.
Most recently, Nguyen reached out to mentor a new nurse on his unit.
By following up with her on a daily basis, he made sure she was keeping up or offered to help when she started to fall behind. It’s actions such as these that are at the heart and soul of Nguyen’s nursing career.
An employee at Forrest General for a little more than a year, Nguyen is working his first job.
He entered the profession mainly for his mom, who always encouraged him to help people.
“Ever since I was little, I always wanted to do something that was helpful to others,” he said. “And when I was 25, God told me to go do something that would be helpful, and I thought nursing was a good idea.”