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CHI St. Alexius Health Nurses Recognized Through Daisy Foundation

Jul 09, 2020 03:18PM ● By MED Magazine

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston is launching The DAISY Award program on July 15, 2020, a program providing patients another way to show gratitude for the care they received.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ® recognizes the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care provided to patients and families every day.  Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues.  The award recipient is chosen by a committee at CHI St. Alexius Health to receive The DAISY Award. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors.  Each Honoree receives a certificate commending 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.

“We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations participating in The DAISY Award program.  Nurses are heroes every day,” said Katrina Mitchell, Director ICU and Medical Surgical Units, Daisy Coordinator at CHI St. Alexius Health. “It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do just that.”  

Throughout these trying times, we are reminded of the impact gratitude plays in the life of others. The DAISY award is one more way patients and visitors can express appreciation to a nurse who has provided exceptional care to themselves or a loved one.  More information is available at CHIStAlexiusHealth.org/daisy-award .