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CentraCare Health – Monticello Nurses Recognized for Excellence in Care

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Nurses at CentraCare Health – Monticello are being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of The DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the excellent care nurses provide every day.

Patients, families, and visitors can nominate their nurse for The DAISY Award by completing a form found throughout the facility at CentraCare Health – Monticello or by asking staff how to make a nomination. Throughout the year, the hospital’s DAISY Committee will review the submissions and celebrate those nominated with a DAISY Nominee pin. Annually, during National Nurse’s Week in May, a presentation and recognition will be given to the selected DAISY Award recipient. This presentation will take place in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, honoring them with a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse."

“We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in The DAISY Award program,” said Lynn Christian, BSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “Nurses are heroes every day. It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. 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,” said Bonnie Barnes, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at CentraCare Health - Monticello are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”