Baptist Union County Service First Champ shows ‘sweet spirit’ with terminal patients and families

Praised by her nominator for her sweet spirit and ability to calm patients and families struggling with a terminal illness, Baptist Union County wound care and palliative care specialist Jan Davis, RN, won the hospital’s Service First award.

One of Jan’s most thoughtful acts came after she was consulted to assist with a terminal patient. She learned the patient was supposed to attend a retirement celebration at his job, but he had to miss it because he couldn’t leave the hospital. Jan contacted the patient’s employer and arranged to move the retirement party to a hospital conference room, where the patient, friends, family and colleagues could share in the special occasion.

Baptist Union County’s other Service First nominees were Janice Smith, Pam Rutherford and Charley Barkley.