DAISY Winner - Fall 2019
Hershey Long, RN
Kaweah Delta Wound Center
Nominated by Connie Gonzales and Family
Words alone are not enough to express all that Hershey has done, not only
for my husband, but for our family. My husband, Chon Gonzales is 81 years
old and has been attending Kaweah Delta Wound Center for the last 10 months,
due to amputation of four toes. He is a very stubborn man who also has
dementia. It’s always been a struggle getting him to go to his medical
appointments due to his stubbornness. He had become slightly depressed
with his situation and was negative about his recovery.
Then we met Nurse Hershey Long! She instantly formed a connection to my
husband. She puts him at ease and makes him feel comfortable during his
wound treatment. She makes him laugh, smile, joke and gives him confidence
in his recovery. She lifts his spirits during each visit and he looks
forward to returning to the wound center just to see Nurse Hershey.
His attitude and demeanor regarding his recovery has dramatically changed
due to this incredible nurse. Her compassion, kindness and her willingness
to go the extra mile during each appointment is amazing! She is always
willing to take the time to listen to our family’s questions and
concerns. She is a joy to be around and our family is truly blessed to
have her as my husband’s nurse.
We believe whole heartedly, that Nurse Hershey Long is a deserving recipient
of the DAISEY Award.