Nurse follows family legacy, recognized for compassionate care
Patient writes heartfelt letter of thanks to his nurse. That nurse is recognized with the DAISY Award.
Alexis Pompey, RN always knew she wanted to be a nurse. She comes from a family of nurses and followed their example. “I like taking care of people. I like to make people feel better especially when they are at their most vulnerable point,” said Pompey. She cares for patients in the progressive care unit at HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital. Recently a patient wrote a letter requesting that Pompey be recognized for the care she provided to him and her role in his recovery. “I never imagined I would find myself in my current condition…I would like to recognize Alexis who was in a word ‘extraordinary’…specifically Alexis’ caring attitude, energy, positive nature, willingness to do whatever it takes…Thank you for caring, you far exceeded my expectations and you helped make this experience less painful,” wrote the patient.
“We all feel her upbeat, positive and caring spirit. Patients feel it too. We are pleased to honor Alexis with one of the highest recognitions for nurses, the DAISY Award, said Todd Cruz, RN Chief Nursing Officer at HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital. Recently Pompey’s family accompanied her to work and joined her nursing family as she was presented with the DAISY Award. The award, given to nurses worldwide, recognizes and celebrates nurses who provide extraordinary, compassionate care.
As a nursing student, Pompey did her clinical rotations at HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital. She chose to work at the hospital because of the sense of family she felt here and when it comes to family and nursing the two always go together.