Area nurse recognized for outstanding care

Jul 21, 2023

Kami Klossowski, RN, receives a DAISY award

Richland Center, WI – Kami Klossowski, RN at The Richland Hospital and Clinics (TRHC), was recently honored with a Diseases Attacking the Immune System (DAISY) Award for the outstanding care she provided a patient admitted to the hospital’s Emergency Room.

Klossowski was nominated by a visiting nurse who witnessed the exceptional, attentive care she demonstrated while assisting a patient suffering from significant pain and anxiety. Here’s an excerpt from the nomination: “She took the time to listen to the patient’s concerns and focused on the care of the whole person. She was attentive to her every need, took extra time to sit at her bedside, and offer calming reassurance.”

When asked about the award, Klossowski said that she strives to treat every patient as though they were her family. She went on to acknowledge that there are many deserving nurses at TRHC: “I love working at The Richland Hospital because it allows me to make a difference in my hometown community. I feel many of us do this exact thing though, so it doesn’t necessarily feel right to be one of few receiving this award, but I do not take it for granted!”

Charles Burnley, VP and Chief Nursing Officer, shared a similar sentiment while praising Klossowski’s care: “Kami is one of the many extraordinary nurses working within our organization. Her passion for nursing and compassion for patients is demonstrated every day.”

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was developed to thank nurses everywhere for the work they do for patients and families every day. The Richland Hospital and Clinics is one of more than 5,000 health care providers worldwide participating in the DAISY Awards.

The Richland Hospital and Clinics is a nationally awarded health care facility dedicated to caring, educating, and healing. Providing compassionate care for nearly 100 years to residents of the greater Richland County area, TRHC operates an independent, integrated group medical practice in three locations, including rural health clinics in Spring Green and Muscoda and a critical access hospital at its primary health center in Richland Center, WI.