We were excited to see Willard Wilson, III, MSN, CNS, Ph.D. receive The Johns Hopkins Hospital June 2019 Daisy Award. The award recognizes nurses who have been nominated by a patient/family member/visitor for staff member for extraordinary service. Will, a nurse II on Meyer 9, rented a Zipcar to deliver medications brought from home to a discharged patient who lived out of state. Will arrived in the remote area of the patient’s home after sundown and astonished the patient and his wife with the delivery of his expensive medications. Due to the patient’s medical condition, these medications were important to help him maintain his health. Meyer 9 and leaders from JHH Nursing Administration and Medical Nursing Administration celebrated with Will. We applaud Will for his fine work and dedication every shift!
The Daisy Award is new to our hospital, but is just another way to recognize when nurses go above and beyond their regular work.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital is proud to honor its outstanding nurses with the DAISY Award—an international recognition program that celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide to patients and families every day.
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of an autoimmune disease. The Barnes family was awestruck by the clinical skills and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this award to say thank-you to nurses everywhere.
Anyone can nominate a nurse—patients, family members, visitors, physicians, staff members and volunteers—by sharing a story of the outstanding care the nurse provided. Each month, one extraordinary Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse will be selected to receive the DAISY Award by a committee of peers.
Each DAISY Award recipient will be recognized at a public ceremony and will receive a DAISY Award certificate, a DAISY Award lapel pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture titled A Healer’s Touch.
For questions about the DAISY Award at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, contact DaisyAward@jhmi.edu.
Last month’s Department of Medicine nominees are:
Melissa Irvin Sahm