Kim Beyer to receive the DAISY award for Extraordinary Nurses
Kim Beyer, a registered nurse on the 7 North Unit at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital to receive the DAISY award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is given monthly to nurses who consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in the hospital’s nursing community.
Kim graduated from North Central Technical College with her RN degree in 2007. She began her nursing career on 7 North at that time and has been there since. Kim is originally from Marshfield. She is married with two children and lives in Abbotsford. Here is her story as submitted on the nomination form.
“On August 8, ‘Dawn’ marked her one-year anniversary as a patient on 7 North. She wanted to celebrate the occasion and asked Kim to help her. They planned a potluck for the staff for that date. Kim arranged for staff to bring food in. She picked up food that Dawn had ordered and came in her day off to set the meal up. She also came in early and dyed Dawn’s hair for her. Dawn had been feeling bad about how gray and “lifeless” her hair had become since she had been hospitalized so Kim wanted to make her feel better.
“On August 10, I was the nurse caring for Dawn. She expressed how much she appreciated all that Kim had done to make her feel special on her anniversary and for all the special care Kim had given her over the last year.
“Sadly, as August 10 went on, Dawn’s condition deteriorated and on August 14, she lost her long and painful battle.”
I am nominating Kim for the DAISY award in Dawn’s name. She wished for Kim to get this award and so do I.”