<% $ica = 2003; $page = "yeap"; %> 2003 Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award
Jennifer Yeap, RN
Frisco, Texas
NATIONAL WINNER
2003 CHEROKEE INSPIRED COMFORT AWARD

Jennifer Yeap, RN, BSN

Jennifer Yeap provides hope for nameless patient.

The stroke-stricken patient was in his 60s, unable to speak, eat and barely could move. Jennifer Yeap, RN, BSN, a nursing supervisor at a Dallas-area hospital, had never seen anyone more alone. At 81 pounds and with deep bedsores, the man faced certain death. Jennifer stood as his last hope. She rallied a senior advocacy organization and built a support system for him of three other compassionate nurses and a religious organization. With the support of her team, Jennifer uncovered the man’s identity, acquired medical benefits for him, transferred him to a better nursing home, and made him part of her family.



So many times I hear people discourage personal involvement, and yet, we need more people like Jennifer who can act on what it means to truly care.
- Rosanne Best
Winner's Nomination

Jennifer Yeap's nomination was submitted by Rosanne Best, RN:

Years ago, while working as a nursing supervisor on the evening shift, I met a most reliable and industrious nurse by the name of Jennifer Yeap. I could always depend on her to cover open shifts even if it was at the last minute. As a caregiver, she is one of the best. I always knew she had the patient’s best interest at heart, and I used to say that if my grandmother were ever hospitalized, I would want Jennifer to be her nurse.

In 2002, while working as a supervisor, Jennifer came upon a man who suffered from a stroke and had no family available. She was able to communicate with him to some degree. She became involved in setting him up in a nursing home and acted as a true advocate. She rallied the troops in our office to donate a TV for this man to have in his room. After working her long shifts, she would drive to visit this gentleman on the weekends sometimes taking her family with her. When an issue involving poor care occurred, Jennifer facilitated his transfer to another facility. She continues to visit and has made attempts to research his background in hopes of finding his family. So many times I hear people discourage personal involvement, and yet, we need more people like Jennifer who can act on what it means to truly care.

MAIN | BACK TO TOP