Last week nine nurses at Delta County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) were honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ® to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.
This quarter’s DAISY nominees were: Sierra Bigelow, RN, Lorie Spencer, RN, Kelsey Stark, RN, Meg Robinson, RN, Ashley Tregarthen, RN, Promise Almon, RN, David Brodhead, RN and Shelby Wilson, RN. The overall DAISY Award Winner for this quarter was Lisa Garcia, RN from Stork’s Landing, the Birthing Center at DCMH.
“Lisa is a great asset to Stork’s Landing and DCMH,” said Carol Swingle, RN, BSN, CLC and the DCMH OB Director. “She has always shown great compassion when caring for patients and fellow staff. She is very experienced and skilled in her care for mothers and babies. Lisa can float to other departments to lend a helping hand, and she does so with a smile.”
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize nurses who go above and beyond in the care for their patients. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and the quarterly DAISY award recipient is chosen through a select Daisy Committee and DCMH’s T.E.A.M. M.A.S.H through a scoring rubric recognizing the nurses P.E.T.A.L.S., (Passion, Empathy, Trust, Admirable attributes, Love and Selflessness). Applications are blinded to these committees and scored. Awards are then presented four times throughout the year to celebrate the nominees.
“The DAISY Award Program allows us to honor and remind our nurses that they are highly valued and appreciated here at DCMH,” said Dawn Arnett, DCMH Director of Med/Surg and Daisy Coordinator. “During these uncertain times, we want to remind our healthcare workers that we recognize the work they put in every single day to keep our communities safe. We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations that participate in the DAISY program.”
The certificate that each honoree receives commends her or him as an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.
DCMH will honor their next quarter nominees for October, November and December in January 2021.