Contact: Rebecca Green
Sherry Cushing, a registered nurse in the CGH Main Clinic Internal Medicine 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.
“Sherry recently spoke with a patient who had two children, and they had all been very sick,” said the nomination for Sherry. “The mother was a single parent who went to a gas station to buy some Gatorade for her children and was asked to leave due to her being ill. They did not care that she was a single mom and had no family to help. Sherry went above and beyond for the patient, leaving work on her afternoon off to pick up Gatorade and medication for the children.”
“Sherry is one of the best nurses that I have ever dealt with, and she has no idea what she did today and how much it meant to me,” said the mother.
In addition, the nominator concluded, “Sherry is constantly making efforts to make everyone happy. She is always there to help in any way she can and is honestly the most kind-hearted and generous person that I know. She deserves recognition for everything that she does at CGH.”
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: Claire Aulwes, Kay Benavidez, Darcie Bettner, Debora Beveroth, Kaitlyn Cain, Melissa Cassens, Annabelle Chattic, Sherilyn Cornwell, Laurie Davis, LPN, Katherine Dempsey, Sarah Deter, Carley Ebersole, Katherine Gillespie, Jill Gonigam, Victoria Haag, Karra Hague-Schindel, Laura Hawk, Kassie Jackson, Sydney Lebahn, Lisa Little, Gayle Maupin, Megan Parkinson, LPN, Jesse Pate, Perri Plog, Sara Ramage, Jacque Schroeder, Marcella Sproul and Gayle Wright.
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.