McLeod Nurse Receives February DAISY Award


Angel Fleming, right, nominated Brooke Holloman, RN, for a DAISY Award after receiving excellent nursing care during a recent hospital stay.

Brooke Holloman, a staff nurse on the Surgery II floor, was recently named the February DAISY Award Recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center. Holloman was nominated by a former patient, Angel Fleming, for her extraordinary care and compassion.

To recognize those Nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center 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.

On the nomination form, Angel wrote, “Brooke has a very pleasant, compassionate and giving heart. During my stay, Brooke showed great patience and made sure I was comfortable and satisfied. Brooke is just a lovely woman; the best nurse with love in her heart and hands.

“Brooke never rushed when she was caring for me. She made sure she explained everything that she was going to do and let me know what medicine she was giving and why.

“She always came back and checked to make sure I was okay as well as my family member. We really loved Brooke and her kindness. She took time to listen to my little niece when she asked what Brooke was doing to me. Brooke never brushed us off.

“I am so grateful for Brooke; she truly is a great nurse.”

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

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.