Accountable Healthcare - Congratulations to our new Daisy Award Winner, Karen Kmetz, RN
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November 21, 2019

Congratulations to our new Daisy Award Winner, Karen Kmetz, RN

Karen is a dedicated nurse and is extremely reliable and hard working. She is caring, compassionate, encouraging and courageous. Best of all, her patients love her! She is flexible with her schedule and is readily available to pick up additional shifts in order to support her team of nurses. Karen is always willing to go the extra mile. As a true reflection of her leadership skills, her current facility asked her to train and on-board the new nurses who join her unit.  

Karen began working as a Travel Nurse with Accountable just over three years ago in New Jersey. She has completed numerous assignments in multiple hospitals throughout the state. Because of her easy going nature, she adapts quickly to new settings, works independently and becomes a true team player in all hospital environments she is in.  “We have always received positive feedback from the facilities where she is working. She is professional when she is on assignment, is a team player, is well versed in multiple hospital settings and can easily acclimate herself to work independently,” said Stacy Lucas, Area Director, Accountable Healthcare Staffing.  Karen is thankful for Accountable for giving her the opportunity and flexibility to be able to move to different cities as a Travel Nurse and experience different hospital environments.

“Accountable is truly thankful for her and her commitment to us and the clients and patients we serve,” said Dr. Barbara Sverdlik, Vice President of Clinical Services.

Accountable Healthcare Staffing has partnered with the DAISY Foundation™ to recognize clinicians for the extraordinary skillful, compassionate care they provide patients and families. The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, Patrick’s family deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown not only to Patrick, but to all of them as well. When he passed, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.