A mother of a newborn can dream of a perfect life for their baby. Their child has done no wrong, and the future is full of wonder and possibility.
Sometimes, though, the most perfect beings don’t have perfectly healthy bodies.
That’s where the team at Atlantic Fetal Medicine shines. They use their medical knowledge and compassionate nature in working with the mothers and babies, ensuring they get the possible start in life.
One mother found out her baby had a heart defect, and she recognized how fortunate she was to be cared for by the team at Atlantic Fetal Medicine.
“Ever since finding out my baby has a heart defect,” she wrote. “Nurse Mary (Lanier) and Dr. Wright have gone above and beyond with helping me.”
They taught the mother how to care for her baby and educated her on her options for care moving forward.
But they didn’t stop there.
Mary would call the mother at home, checking on the health of baby and mom and offering to help however she could. When the baby was growing more slowly than expected, Mary comforted the mother. When the mother needed to start taking insulin, Mary showed her how to use the needles.
In the end, the remarkable kindness of this team made a profound impression on this mother.
For her dedication to her patients and her innate kindness and compassion, Mary Lanier is this month’s Daisy Award honoree.
More on the DAISY Award:
The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say "thank you" to nurses in a very public way. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget! Nomination boxes are available on all nursing floors.