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Extraordinary Nurse Recognized at Marlette Regional Hospital

Marlette, Michigan – Rebecca Cox, RN of Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. 

Becky was nominated by three different patients, Becky’s patients nominated her because they feel that she is genuinely kind, patient, a blessing that she is attentive to their needs, especially to those needs they didn’t communicate, she just knows what is needed and when it is needed.  Patients feel that Becky is a great communicator by letting them know exactly what is going to happen next, this makes them feel less anxious, confident in our skills and safe.  Through the patient’s eyes, Becky is seen as a breath of fresh air.  Her patients feel that she treats them with respect and kindness.  To one of the patient nominators, Becky gave them the impression that she went into the field of nursing because she simply cares about people and wants to see them through health challenges.  Lastly and most profoundly one patient said, “Becky treated me like a person…worthy of dignity and not a chart…not a number… or a job.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon auto-immune disease.  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. 

Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation said, “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Marlette Regional Hospitalare called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

Chief Nursing Officer Hilda Hebberd RN, BSN, MSN said “I couldn’t be happier and more proud of Becky, her nominations really captured how special she is and what she means to our patients and to her co-workers. Hearing and seeing the kind words from patients about nurses and how this impacts them really makes being a nurse meaningful.”

In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to

the nursing profession internationally in over 5,000 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with

recognition of Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing, and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants and their new Health Equity Grant programs.

For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to http://DAISYfoundation.org more information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.

For more information about Marlette Regional Hospital, please call 989-635-4000 or visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.

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Visitor Restrictions for all MRH-Owned Facilities

We are updating our Visitor Restrictions to the following:

o Emergency Department –
▪ One designated visitor that must remain in the ED the whole time, once the visitor leaves, they will not be permitted to return until the patient is discharged.
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17, two healthy parents that must remain at the bedside.
▪ Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.
▪ Patients presenting with COVID symptoms-No visitors until the COVID test comes back negative. If it comes back positive the patient will continue to have no visitors.

o Surgical Services – one bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present
o Inpatient, Observation, Swing Bed Patients –
▪ Two visitors per patient at a time that must stay in the patients room the whole time.
▪ Visitors ages 13 – 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
▪ Patients admitted that are COVID positive, No visitors in the COVID rooms.
▪ Extenuating circumstances such as critical care, possible end-of-life-state, will be handled case-by-case.

o Long-Term Care (LTC) – please contact the LTC at 989-635-4400o Hospice – Visitation shall be accommodated, please check in at the Hospice Residence Nurses Station.

o Outpatient Testing – only the patient, unless the patient is under the age of 17, then a parent may accompany
▪ Unless extenuating circumstances require a visitor to be present

o Outpatient Procedure with Sedation – one bed-side visitor that must remain in the patient’s room
▪ Pediatric patients under the age of 17 in any setting are allowed two parents/relatives to be present

o Physician Office Appointments – one visitor accompanying the patient
• ALL allowed visitors must pass health screening prior to visit and are required to wear a mask at all times for the duration of their visit. Visitors that fail to follow this requirement will be asked to leave.
• Visitor accommodations shall be flexible in all care settings for patients with physical or mental disabilities of any kind, including patients who are deaf, hard of hearing and / or blind.
• If more visitors present than are allowed to visit, the excess visitors will be asked to remain in their vehicle.
• All visitors will be required to socially distance themselves from the patient, other visitors and all staff.
We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 activity in our area along with the surrounding communities and updating patient visitation accordingly and / or as allowed by state and federal regulations.


UPDATED HOSPITAL VISITATION
6.13.2022 @ 12:00 pm
2770 Main Street | Marlette, MI 48453 | 989-635-4000 | marletteregionalhospital.org