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The Regional Medical Center Joins National Program to Recognize Extraordinary Nurses
Posted May 11, 2009 (updated December 2, 2013)
The Regional Medical Center has joined numerous hospitals and medical facilities around the country, to recognize and award extraordinary nurses through the DAISY Foundation program.
The award is known as The DAISY Award and is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. DAISY Award honorees personify the Regional Medical Center’s remarkable patient experience and are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.
The Regional Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award hospital partner, recognizing and honoring a nurse at the Regional Medical Center each quarter.
Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians and hospital employees may nominate a deserving nurse for The DAISY AWARD by completing the nomination form and submitting it to the Regional Medical Center. From these nomination forms, award recipients are chosen by their nurse administrators, peers, physicians to receive:
Since every nurse who receives The DAISY Award reminds us that her/his entire team is very deserving of recognition and that it takes a team to provide great patient care, the award recipient’s fellow staff are also are treated to Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls at every award presentation. The reason? Well, one day someone brought a patient a Cinnabon to eat. The patient, who obviously had been the recipient of excellent nursing care, requested that enough Cinnabons be brought in the next day for all of the nurses on the unit where he was patient. That’s when it was discovered that nurses love Cinnabons! Bringing Cinnabons to The DAISY Award recipient’s team has become a national tradition.
- An attractively presented Certificate, proclaiming recipient as an “Extraordinary Nurse”
- A DAISY award pin
- A unique, hand-carved Shona stone sculpture entitled “A Healer’s Touch.” For more about this, please click here.
At each award presentation, nursing staff are asked to savor and remember that incredible cinnamon aroma and take time to remind themselves what truly special people they are. Their education, training, skill, judgment and compassionate care are truly making a difference in the lives of so many people.
For a listing of DAISY RNs at RMC, click here.
If you would like to honor a extraordinary nurse at the Regional Medical Center for The Daisy Award, nomination forms are available every nursing unit at the Regional Medical Center or by clicking here.
Completed nomination forms may be returned by:
(1) E-mailing to Sonya Ehrhardt at email@example.com;
(2) Dropping in a DAISY nomination box at the Regional Medical Center.
(3) Snail mail to Sonya Ehrhardt, the Regional Medical Center, 3000 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118.
In the meantime for more information on the DAISY Award, review the DAISY Award nomination form or visit The DAISY Foundation website.
About The DAISY Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. (DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system.) During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.