Nurses at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s Medical/Surgical Unit were recently honored with The DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses has been adopted by healthcare facilities around the world to celebrate nurses for their extraordinary care and compassion. The DAISY Team Award is for nurse-led teams of two or more who come together to solve a specific situation by going above and beyond. Nursing teams may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Ephraim McDowell Health to receive The DAISY Team Award. The DAISY Team Award is presented once each year at a surprise presentation. Each member of the Nursing Team receives a certificate commending them for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference your teamwork makes in the lives of so many people.” The Team also receives a specially engraved plaque with the name of the Team.
The Medical/Surgical Unit nurses were nominated by a patient’s family member that said, “I would like to nominate the 5 Tower staff at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for the Team DAISY award. My grandmother was a patient multiple times on the 5th floor and they always treated her like she was a queen. They were caring, considerate, compassionate and knowledgeable in the care they provided to her. She was in her 90’s and very contrary and set in her ways, but the staff greeted her each time she was admitted with a smile on their face and love in their heart.”
Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at various locations throughout Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital, Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital and other Ephraim McDowell facilities.