Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner Jessica Mudgett, APRN, of Pillager was recently honored with the organization’s DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses in recognition of her empathetic and compassionate care of a patient.
She was nominated by a couple who have been around many nurses, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals at multiple hospitals and medical facilities over the years and were impressed with Mudgett’s approach which far exceeded their expectations. They said she provided the absolute best care they have ever seen.
The nominators wrote, “Jessie advocated far more than our expectations. In fact, how she took the time to explain the entire situation with compassion and empathy is amazing. She was my voice when I felt that I wasn’t being truly heard and not only advocated, but expected I receive the best care possible. Her exemplary service goes far beyond expectations and requirements. Jessie is obviously in the right profession; she is an exemplary example of her profession. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
A member of CRMC’s medical staff since 2018, Mudgett earned a Bachelor’s degree in nursing at The College of St. Scholastica where she also studied toward a Doctorate in Nursing. She also holds an Associate degree in nursing from Central Lakes College and is a graduate of Brainerd High School. Prior to CRMC, she worked as a Tenant Care Coordinator at Lakewood Health System.
CRMC implemented the DAISY award this year. Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse Kelly Hagestuen was the first recipient and Licensed Practical Nurse Dena Pribbenow was the second. Other nurses nominated for the award this quarter were: Alyssa Biever, RN; Ashley Dwire, RN; Ben Mooers, LPN; Chase Springer, RN; Christine Roy, RN; Daniel Ferrian, RN; Deborah Hoffer, RN; Debra Lamb, RN; Dustine Parks, RN, OCN; Elizabeth Liedl, RN; Emily Doyle, RN; Hannah Jones, RN; Heather Swift, RN; Heather Toftness, RN; Jeenah Stern, RN; Jennifer Kargel, RN; Jessica Clark, RN; Jodi Summers-Riese, LPN; Kathryn Mielke, RN; Kelly Hagestuen, RN; Krista Spizzo, RN; Kyle Heffner, APRN, CRNA; Kyle McCormick, APRN, CRNA; Lara Maxfield, RN; Laura Moore, RN; Laurie Murphy, CMA; Lisa Mooers, LPN; Mark Asmus, RN; Meghan Parkin, RN; Nicole Karelis, RN; Nicole Russell, RN; Paula Ronning, RN; Tasha Fietek, LPN; and Theresa Blomer, RN.
Nurses receiving the award are chosen by a committee at CRMC. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors. Each honoree receives a certificate commending him or her as an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin, and a beautiful meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.
For more information or to submit a nomination visit https://cuyunamed.org/patient-information/daisy-award. Nomination forms and collection boxes are also available throughout CRMC’s campus.