Local hospice nurse recognized for service
For the Star Journal
Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services in Rhinelander honored Todd Olson, RN, for being the “best of the best” during a DAISY Award ceremony last week.
This is the first year Ministry Home Care has been participating in the nation-wide DAISY Award program. Recipients are selected quarterly, based on their clinical expertise and demonstration of extraordinary compassionate care. The winners receive a certificate, a pin and a hand-carved sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” created by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.
Olson, who received multiple nominations from co-workers, celebrated his one year anniversary with Ministry Home Care – Hospice April 13.
“Todd exhibits a high degree of professionalism by being an effective communicator and always anticipates needs of his patients,” says Chris Reed-Roeser, Hospice Liaison. According to Melissa Salaam, Clinical Manager, “He has a huge heart and a true passion for the work we do.”
The DAISY Award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. For more information on the non-profit organization, visit daisyfoundation.org.