Beauregard Health System announced its first ever DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses on Monday, December 6th. The award was presented to Shelby Royer, a Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse. 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 Labor & Delivery unit lost a pregnancy. This was the mother’s first child and she was devastated. Shelby organized flowers, a gift card and a jump drive with pictures of the infant for the mother. Shelby truly went above and beyond to make such a tragic moment special.
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.
For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to http://DAISYfoundation.org