The first DAISY Award recipient is Gene Hendricks, RN, Skaggs Regional Medical Center. The DAISY Award celebrates nurses for extraordinary actions and care. Hendricks was nominated after a patient wrote to Skaggs, thanking Hendricks for his exceptional care over Easter weekend when the patient unexpectedly had to have emergency surgery.
That patient writes, “Gene was a cut-up and seemed to know everything. He spent a lot of time with us and made us all feel a lot better. He even told us to call him the next time we were in Branson.”
Hendricks has been with Skaggs for three years. During National Nurses Week May 14-18, he was surprised by being presented the DAISY Award.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in California and was established by family members of a 33 year-old man who died in 1999 from complications from an auto-immune disease. The care he and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired the DAISY Award, thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Nominate your nurse for going above and beyond. Nomination forms can be found at www.skaggs.net under the Patients and Visitors tab or throughout the hospital and clinics.
Skaggs Regional Medical Center is a 165 licensed bed community-owned and supported healthcare facility dedicated to improving the health of all area residents. Skaggs holds the highest national accreditation available for medical facilities from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Skaggs has also earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for its advanced inpatient diabetes care and is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center through the Joint Commission on Accreditation.