Ann Nelson, lead RN in allergy and immunology at Duke Children's Specialty Services of Raleigh, was honored this week by Duke University Hospital with a Strength, Hope and Caring Clinical Award.
Nelson was recognized for her extraordinary commitment to her patients, which led her to apply for and win a project grant offered by Wake County Pediatric Clinics, in the amount of $2,750. Her project, "Dust Mite Busters," involved purchasing mite-resistant bedding and pillow covers for distribution to patients with dust-mite allergies.
To date, more than 75 mite-resistant covers have been distributed to her patients with dust mite allergies, in hopes of decreasing dust-mite exposure, reducing related trips to the emergency department, and reducing the number of prescriptions issued for dust-mite allergies.
Congratulations to Ann for receiving this award, and thanks for living our values while caring for our patients!
About the Strength, Hope and Caring Program
The Strength, Hope and Caring Program awards employees who go well beyond expectations and whose actions reflect the very core of who we are as an organization - one that provides strength to people when they are suffering, and hope to the people we serve, and one that provides care even beyond the clinical sense of the word.