McLeod Loris Seacoast recently awarded Daisy Awards for outstanding service and care. Carole Bailey, RN, Director of ICU McLeod Health Seacoast, and Jeffrey McNamee, RN, with McLeod Health Loris Emergency Department, were recently announced as DAISY Award Recipients. They were nominated by patient’s family members for their extraordinary care and compassion.
Carole was nominated by the husband of a previous ICU patient, Michael Cullipher who said, “I could never thank Carole enough for what she did for my wife during a serious COVID event that came close to claiming her life. She directed her staff in a manner that even exceeded excellence. While sharing the painful truth of the moment she would then change gears and give us a word of hope that gave us calm assurance that she was receiving the best of care.”
Jeffrey was nominated by the daughter of a previous ER patient, Donna Pulley. “Jeffrey was an angel for us,” said Pulley. “He was so special, and we will never forget the kindness and dignity he showed while caring for my mother.”
To recognize those Nurses at McLeod Health who are true examples of Nursing Excellence, patients, family members and co-workers may nominate nurses for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
About the DAISY Nursing Award
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, California, 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 way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Nurses may be nominated for their strong clinical skills and the compassionate care they provide. Nomination forms are available on each nursing unit at McLeod Regional Medical Center or can be found at www.McLeodNursing.org.
Recipients of the DAISY Award are chosen by the DAISY committee, led by nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Awards are given throughout the year at presentations in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or 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.” The honoree is also given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.