Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) are being honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses every quarter. The award
is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts
nurses perform every day.
The award for
First Quarter 2018 goes to Berniece Combs, RN
DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family
members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.
Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic
Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune
disease. The care Patrick and his family
received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking
nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and
Each quarter, a
nurse will be selected by the Daisy committee to receive The DAISY Award. At a presentation given in front of the
nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors, the honoree will
receive a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary
Nurse." The certificate reads:
"In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly
meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people." The honoree will also be given a beautiful
and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the
Shona Tribe in Africa.
“We are proud to be among the hospitals
participating in the DAISY Award program.
Nurses are heroes everyday. It’s important that our nurses know their
work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do
that,” says Michael Stimson, Chief Nursing Officer at MMH.
information on the DAISY Award or to nominate a nurse, visit www.manchestermemorial.org.