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Friday, April 8, 2022

Beauregard Health System proudly presented Heather Lopez with the #DAISYAward® for Extraordinary Nurses today, April 7th. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Recently, a patient in the Emergency Department was experiencing abdominal pain. Through the course of her treatment, it was discovered the patient needed emergency surgery. The patient stated that “Heather is absolutely phenomenal. Her bedside manner, clinical expertise and empathy makes her the kind of Nurse I’d want taking care of a loved one and have as a colleague.”

About DAISY:

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

"When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Beauregard Health System are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award,” explained Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation.