October 05, 2018
FORT WORTH, TX – Christin Marchbanks, RN, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She is the fourth recipient of the award at Medical City Fort Worth, which concludes its inaugural year of joining the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the profound difference that nurses make in the lives of patients and patient families.
Marchbanks works the day shift in the intensive care unit at Medical City Fort Worth. Department director Marquita Sparkman, RN, nominated her for the DAISY award because of her passion for patient care that supersedes barriers, challenges and setbacks.
"I am truly blessed to call Christin one of my nurses," says Sparkman. "I can always count on her to do the right thing and treat her patients with the respect and compassion that they deserve."
Her nomination letter detailed a recent instance where Marchbanks was on a flight and noticed that a passenger was having a panic attack. As a critical care nurse, she was able to assess and assist the passenger, even switching seats so that she could coach the passenger though deep breathing exercises. As a result, the airline thanked Christin with a free flight for professional, compassionate and voluntary actions to help a passenger.
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 Monica Demar.
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.