Retiring Long Time CMH Nurse Awarded “DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award”

 (Hudson, New York) April 1, 2021. Columbia Memorial Health today announced the presentation of the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award to retiring nurse Carl Bolstad, RN. The award acknowledges and celebrates Bolstad’s 44 years of committed service to his patients, their families and his colleagues at CMH.

The DAISY Foundation is an international organization that expresses gratitude to nurses with programs that recognize them for the extraordinary skillful, compassionate care they provide to patients and families. The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize those nurses who have devoted their life’s work to the compassionate care of others. Recipients of this award are nominated for their dedication to nursing through active mentoring, role modeling, advocating for their patients and promoting the positive image of nursing. They serve as a beacon of inspiration to those at all stages of their career and in the various and important roles of nursing.

Mary Ellen Plass, CMH’s Chief Nursing Officer, said: “Carl’s passion for caring and his immeasurable contributions to patient care throughout his career made him an excellent candidate for the Daisy Lifetime Achievement Award. He has spent his career going above and beyond, sharing his expertise with colleagues by precepting, mentoring, demonstrating clinical skills, and providing leadership oversight. Carl did all of that and more. He has been a “go to” resource for IV insertion, charge duty expertise, orientation and communication of ideas to provide quality care. He is a compassionate care-giver, through and through, dedicated to all of his patients with an emphasis on geriatric population.

“With heartfelt thanks and appreciation we present this award to Carl,” Plass said.


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