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An EXTRAORDINARY NURSE is Recognized at Myrtue Medical Center

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Nurses at Myrtue Medical Center are being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to express gratitude to nurses that perform extraordinary care and compassion every day.

Nurse in scrub suitThe not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick who died at the age of 33, in late 1999, from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known autoimmune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Shortly after Patrick’s death, the nonprofit DAISY Foundation was formed with DAISY standing for diseases attacking the immune system.

Myrtue Medical Center implemented The DAISY Award nomination in 2019 and an honoree is recognized twice per year in a special ceremony. In May 2022, during National Hospital Week, the DAISY award recipient at Myrtue Medical Center was Amy Hendricks, RN, who is a Perioperative nurse. Amy was honored as being very informative and kind to her patients going into surgery. She helped make them feel comfortable and calm in a professional caring way pre and post-surgery. Since the implementation of the DAISY award at Myrtue Medical Center, Amy has been nominated a total of six times.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses has been adopted by healthcare facilities around the world to celebrate nurses. Nominations for the nurses may be from patients, visitors, families, and colleagues. They are chosen to receive the award by a selection committee of nurses and administrative personnel. Nomination forms and collection boxes are located in inpatient waiting areas throughout the facility. Nominations can also be made to “This award truly highlights the incredible work our nurses do every single day for patients, families, and staff. We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in the DAISY Award program,” stated Karen Buman, Chief Nursing Officer.