FORT WORTH – Madelyn Kramer, RN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She is the sixth recipient at Medical City Fort Worth since the hospital joined the DAISY Foundation's program in 2018.

Madelyn works in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Medical City Fort Worth. She was nominated by a patient's family member for her dedication and holistic approach, along with providing comfort and constant communication to the family during a very difficult situation.

Madelyn's nomination letter states, "There are many great nurses in this world, but I believe Madelyn is an exceptional one! She proved she was smart, organized and emotionally in-tune with her patients and families. She is very deserving of recognition for her great care of my mom and our family and is the epitome of what the DAISY Award represents."

Her nomination letter detailed another recent instance where Madelyn cared for an open-heart surgery patient who suffered a stroke. Madelyn's determination and coordination of care with the rest of the care team helped enable the patient to achieve positive health outcomes faster than normal.

The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of an autoimmune disease. The care that Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired this appreciation program for nurses. Patients, families and colleagues may nominate nurses. Recipients are selected by a committee of nurses at each hospital participating in the program. DAISY Award nominations for nurses at Medical City Fort Worth may be emailed to Valerie Reyna.