Nurses at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital’s Acute Care 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 Acute Care Unit nurses were nominated by patients and other hospital employees. One of the employees said, “I would like to nominate the Acute Care nurses for their dedication and hard work over the last two years. Covid and Covid patients have required the staff to work harder and think critically without a great deal of resources. The Acute Care staff has been diligent, committed and compassionate to patients, families and each other. I have personally felt as if I couldn’t do this anymore, so I know they have felt the same, yet stay committed. The staff are never just sitting, they are at the patients’ bedside providing excellent nursing care. The entire team deserves to be recognized.”
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.