New Daisy Award Display Unveiled
The Daisy Award recognizes extraordinary nurses in all 50 states and 28 countries around the world. HaysMed has participated in the Daisy Award recognition for nearly a decade, shining a light on the leadership and compassionate roles of our nursing staff with four awardees each year and one team award annually.
A new area in the Rock Garden Café Atrium is dedicated to all those who have been recognized by this prestigious award. Funded through an endowment of the Norman and Ann Jeter Family, the area was envisioned by Nurse Magnet Program Coordinator Sandy Gottschalk and Chief Nursing Officer Terry Siek. This new area features a large handcrafted soapstone sculpture entitled, “The Healer’s Touch.” Each Daisy Award recipient receives a miniature replica as a token of appreciation on behalf of HaysMed and the patients who nominated them. In May, HaysMed celebrated the beginning of National Nurses’ Week by dedicating this area and recognizing Omelia Klein, who was the quarterly Daisy Award Winner. If you have experienced exceptional care and would like to nominate a nurse, you can find the form at haysmed.com/nursing/daisy.