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Sturgis Hospital nurse wins DAISY Award

Jul 03, 2019 08:29PM ● By Alyssa McGinnis
Maija Janes, BSN, a Registered Nurse at Regional Health Sturgis Hospital, has received the prestigious DAISY Award for her skill and compassion. Twice a year, a Sturgis nurse wins this honor, part of a national program to celebrate nurses who go above and beyond for their patients and community.

She was nominated by a patient for the calm, caring presence she had during an emergency room visit. She stayed by the patient’s side and offered reassurance as she provided care, according to the Sturgis Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council.

The DAISY Award recognizes the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and families every day. It 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.”