Contact: Rebecca Green
Laurie Sheridan, a registered nurse and Case Manager from the CGH Population Health Management Department, was recently recognized as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate extraordinary compassionate care.
“I would like to nominate Laurie for the Daisy Award due to the OUTSTANDING work she does with families in the Emergency Room,” said Stephanie Waller, RN, Digestive Health Center, and DAISY Award Coordinator, as she read the nomination. “Laurie recognizes patient needs, family needs and caregiver/caretaker needs on a daily basis. She is more the willing to advocate for any one of these persons should she need to do so, in the case that they cannot advocate for themselves. Recently during a very difficult case Laurie spent hours beyond her shift with a family that was in dire need of an ear, some direction and compassion. Laurie put her heart and soul into this case, and it was exactly what this family needed.”
“I want her to know she is appreciated more than she could imagine for the countless hours she spends doing her job and doing it well,” concluded Waller. “I am certain this is not a unique day for Laurie, as she works diligently at her job daily. What an asset this Registered Nurse is to our CGH community. I am grateful to have her on our team!”
The DAISY Award - an acronym for “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” - was established by the DAISY Foundation in California in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 of an autoimmune disease. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. The DAISY Award continues to recognize and celebrate the outstanding professionalism and compassion that nurses bring to patients and their families every day.
Other CGH nurses nominated by our patients this quarter for the DAISY award included: Sabrina Allen, Claire Aulwes, Darcie Bettner, Lauren Cecchetti, NP, Danielle Grobe, Sue Hageman, Arisha Hubbard, Kayla Jackley, Nataly Jones, LPN, Sydney Lebahn, Lisa Little, Meichelle Phelps, Michele Schueler, LPN and Teresa Stark. If you would like to submit a nomination for extraordinary nursing care that you or a family member have received at CGH Medical Center, please visit www.cghmc.com/daisy.