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Published on November 22, 2017
Essentia Health recognized Marty Hoekstra, a Registered Nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit in Fargo, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the month of October.
Marty was nominated by a young boy's mom who said after her child's surgery, the boy was having a hard time waking up and mom was incredibly scared he never would. Marty went into action and calmed mom's fears while gently waking the boy up. Above all, Marty was not even the boy's assigned nurse. Now, the young boy is in great health and loves playing baseball.
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.