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Three Nurses Receive DAISY Awards at Avera McKennan

Dec 06, 2019 09:26AM ● By Med Magazine

Congratulations to Kami Woldt, Cassie Olson and Crystal Nelson on receiving the inaugural DAISY Awards at Avera McKennan.


          Kami Woldt                     Crystal Nelson                    Cassie Olson

Kami Woldt, RN, BSN, works in the pre/post area at the Avera Surgery Center. Kami’s nominator shared: “I don't remember what Kami said, but she put her hands on my shoulders in such a way that I knew, in no uncertain terms, that everything was going to be alright.”

Cassie Olson, RN, BSN, SCRN, is a nurse in the Avera McKennan Brain & Spine Institute. An excerpt from the nomination for Cassie reads: “I am young and to experience this life-changing event was extremely traumatizing. Thank you, Cassie, for all your compassion … for making these experiences as painless as possible.”

Crystal Nelson, RN, is an Avera McKennan NICU nurse. Crystal’s nominator wrote: “We could tell she [Crystal] was a professional, courteous, kind, yet serious about what her duty to our child was and that lifted a weight off my chest.”

Each quarter, three outstanding nurses will receive the DAISY Award at Avera McKennan. DAISY nurses not only provide extraordinary care but also truly embody the mission of Avera.