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Regional Health Lead-Deadwood honors DAISY winner

Mar 07, 2019 08:07PM ● By Alyssa McGinnis
Wendy Janke, Licensed Practical Nurse at Regional Health Medical Clinic in Lead-Deadwood, has been recognized with the prestigious DAISY Award. A national program, the award is presented to nurses across the United States who go above and beyond for their patients and community. Janke was nominated by a patient’s child who recognized her ability to make her father comfortable and to always treat him with the utmost respect.

“Wendy is my dad’s nurse. She treats him with extra special care, and as though he is her own father, from taking his vitals to making him comfortable. She is gentle, caring and respectful. I’m sure this is the way Wendy is with every patient,” the family member wrote.

Lead-Deadwood Hospital and Clinic presents the DAISY Award twice a year. The DAISY Award recognizes nurses who display dedication to the health and wellness of their patients. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. DAISY is an acronym for “diseases attacking the immune system.” The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.