Lily Daugherty Wins Daisy Award in March 2014

Lily is an inspiration to her co-workers. A patient presented to labor and
delivery with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Lily was her nurse and
quickly built a relationship with her. She was able to bring new life into
the patient and help her to get started on her journey to cancer survival.

After the patient delivered, she called for Lily to talk, cry, and listen to
her fears. The patient asked if Lily could accompany her to her
chemotherapy. And Lily did! She sat and supported the patient.

Lily’s comforting spirit has helped the patient, her husband, and family
start a legacy for their baby. It is a pleasure to work with Lily. She
embraces the love of obstetrics and the love of patients. With each
person she encounters, Lily goes the extra mile to make their experience
outstanding. Lily is extraordinarily skilled and provides compassionate
care. We are delighted to present Lily with a DAISY Award!

Kristi Gerling Wins First Daisy Award

MoBap gave out their first DAISY Award to Kristi Gerling. Kristi was selected
among 27 other nurses that were nominated this month. MoBap is excited
to implement this award in order to recognize the amazing nursing staff.

She is well known for always having a smile on her face, whether it is with
patients or her coworkers. It was Alexandra Casten who nominated Kristi for
this award and she says, “Kristi is a huge asset to our floor and I am very
pleased every day I get to work with her smiling face.”

There was one event in particular that inspired Alex to nominate Kristi. It was
an instance when she stayed hours after her shift ended in order to comfort a
patient’s husband. It is care like this that makes a nurse a DAISY nurse.

Kristi was overwhelmed with support and congratulations upon receiving this
award. It is clear that her level of care is recognized by many people across
the hospital.

Congratulations to Kristi for receiving the first DAISY award!

The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. 

About The DAISY Foundation 

The DAISY Foundation was established in 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of an auto-immune disease at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for diseases attacking the immune system. 

During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided, not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people through the work they do everyday. 

DAISY Award Hospital Partner 

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner. Each month, we recognize one of our nurses with this special honor. To find out more about the program, including the growing list of hospital partners, please go to www.DAISYfoundation.org. 

Nominate a Nurse for the DAISY Award 

Nurses who are selected for a DAISY Award personify a remarkable patient experience at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Awardees consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care and they are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community. 

Each DAISY Award honoree will be recognized at a public ceremony in her/his unit and will receive a certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled, “A Healer’s Touch.” Additionally, everyone in the unit will celebrate with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness.

The Barnes Family asks that nurses stop for a moment and think about how special they are whenever and wherever they smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma. 

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