Rad received multiple nominations

Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) nurse Rad Cuebas, R.N., is the latest recipient of the DAISY Award. Nurses can be nominated by anyone – patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians, and staff who experience or observe extraordinary compassionate care being provided by a nurse.

“Rad received multiple nominations,” according to a release by CRMC.

“Rad was such a Godsend during a tough time for our mother and family,” according to his first nominator. “He was just so sweet to her and treated her like she was his grandmother. He doted on her without anyone asking, making her feel special and not like a burden. She was having issues with confusion and high CO2 levels. He checked on her regularly to make sure she didn’t need anything. We have a large family, and I’m sure he had to explain the same thing repeatedly, but he was always very polite, thorough and respectful. The other nurses were pleasant, and we noticed they regularly called for his help. He was more than willing to help them all. We appreciate him so much!”

Rad’s second nominator said his compassion was what shined through the most.

“Nurse Rad was making rounds checking on patients and had come into the room where he found my grandmother crying,” his second nomination stated. “He instantly came into the room, asking her if she was OK and how he could help. He went to get her a Sprite and jello, sat down, and began a simple conversation with her until she had calmed down. He had gone out of his way several times for her to make sure she was comfortable and taken care of.”

The nominator said he was “the best” of the best.

“He has been the best-registered nurse we have come into contact with,” the nominator continued. “He always has a smile on his face and is eager to help in any way he possibly can. Then, after being discharged for two weeks, I walked back in due to her being readmitted. He instantly recognized me, took care of his patient, and escorted me to her room, expressing his concern for her and the changes that she had experienced within two weeks. He also expressed his hopes for her to get better. More places need a Rad in their facility!”

Photo courtesy of CRMC.

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