Methodist Hospitals names DAISY Award winners for August - August 26, 2015

Courtesy of NWI Times

August 26, 2015 12:00 am • Times Staff

Methodist Hospitals is a Daisy Award Partner, part of an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

One nurse from each Methodist campus is honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form.

Each Daisy Award honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her or his unit and receives a certificate of recognition, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled Heart’s Touch.

Methodist recently announced its second winners of the DAISY Award this year: Patricia Bryant, RN, of Merrillville, Medical Surgical IMCU Unit, Northlake Campus in Gary; and Becky Lackey, RN, of Crown Point, Neuro ICU Unit, Southlake Campus in Merrillville.

“This partnership reflects our commitment to providing the best patient experience by recognizing nurses that demonstrate not only extraordinary clinical skill, but compassion in the care they provide to our patient each and every day,” said Shelly Major, chief nursing officer at Methodist Hospitals.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. DAISY is an acronym for disease attacking the immune system. During barnes’ eight-week hospitalization, his family felt he and they received excellent nursing care and compassion. One of the goals they set in creating a foundation was to recognize extraordinary nurses and to thank them for the gifts they give their patients and families every day.