UnitedHealthcare and The DAISY Foundation presented the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Brown County Regional Hospital in Georgetown.
This unique recognition program is part of many hospitals' recruitment and retention programs, helping to offset the acute shortage of nurses nationwide. Each month, nurses are selected by their nursing administration and peers to receive The DAISY Award, established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Barnes died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
The honorees receive a certificate commending her/him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse." The certificate reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people."
Today's ceremony honored past DAISY Award winners and the DAISY Award Winner of The Year, Glenda Huff, RN, chosen by the hospital's physicians.