Aspirus Riverview Birthplace Nurse Traci Polansky Wins DAISY Award

Congratulations to Traci Polansky, winner of Aspirus Riverview Hospital's quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Traci is a registered nurse with Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace and was nominated by a grateful patient, who wrote:

When I came into the hospital for my induction, it was the night before my birthday. Things quickly became complicated when my baby started crashing with the first round of medication. Traci did not leave my room the entire night until her shift ended. She came back the next night with an ice cream birthday cake, hoping I would have my baby in my arms; however, she came into a critical situation. My baby was stuck and crashing. Traci sat under my bed, holding a monitor on my baby while I pushed for several hours. She continued to ensure my baby was ok by having me move positions to make sure she was maintaining good stats. When the time came to have the emergency C-section, she held my hand from the moment the call was made until my husband was present where she then went into full out save mode to make sure that my baby maintained good stats when she arrived. She, along with Dr. Amy Falk, completed a double resuscitation to keep my daughter going. Traci went above and beyond the call of duty for me to make sure that I fully understood everything that was happening and to make sure that my baby was going to make it through everything just fine!

The DAISY Award recognizes the outstanding and extraordinary care nurses provide every day. Our DAISY Award winners and nominees exceed the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying the Aspirus core values of Compassion, Accountability, Collaboration, Foresight and Joy.