A patient's grandmother was inspired to put pen to paper after observing the exceptional care her granddaughter received from Donna Slenker, a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Cardinal Glennon.
Slenker won the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for March 2011.
The patient's grandmother wrote this of Slenker:
"Caring for my granddaughter as if she was her own.
Compassionate in her demeanor.
Attentive – good listener.
Encouraging me and family that our child is receiving the best care available.
Always supportive and answers questions without hesitation.
I have never received the attention and care as Donna provides."