Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) and the Nurse Professional Practice Council honored three outstanding nurses at the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ceremony on November 17.
The DAISY Award is a national award to honor nurses who exemplify extraordinary, compassionate care. Nurses can be nominated by anyone in the healthcare organization, including patients and family members.
At this year’s ceremony, all three nurses who were nominated were presented with the DAISY Award and recognized with stories detailing the outstanding patient-centered care they provide. The recipients of the 2020 EWCH DAISY award are Brittany Reid, Noley Sutton and Erica Wallace.
“We are honored and proud to present this prestigious award to all three of this year’s nominees,” said EWCH Director of Operations/Associate Chief Nursing Officer Teresa Bowleg, MSN, RN. “Brittany, Noley and Erica are nurses who go above and beyond for their patients. I’d like to congratulate all of them and offer my sincere appreciation for the compassion and dedication they exhibit in their work here every day.”
The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 after Patrick Barnes passed away from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. His family wanted to honor his memory and show appreciation for the compassion and kindness shown by the nurses during Barnes’ eight-week stay in the hospital. Barnes’ wife, Tena, created the DAISY acronym, which stands for “diseases attacking the immune system.” For more information about the DAISY Foundation or the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, please visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.