Delta, CO (August 3, 2020) – Last week eight nurses at Delta Health (Delta Health) were honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ® to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.
This quarter’s DAISY nominees were: Leah Borgman, LPN, Wendy Maring, RN, Arienne Huff, RN, Colleen Zweigle, RN, Cassidy Austin, RN, April Bonata, RN, Meg Robinson, RN and Shelby Wilson, RN.
The overall DAISY Award Winner for this quarter was Shelby Wilson, RN from Delta Health Home Health. Wilson was nominated by a patient with an application letter that highlighted her work with the wound VAC, her competence and high level of professionalism and caring.
“The Home Health department is extremely proud of Shelby and the extraordinary work and care she has provided our patients with in the Home Health Department,” said Shane Clausen, Director for Delta Health Home Health. “She has exceptional clinical skills and is always patient and kind with her patients. We are proud to have Shelby on our team.”
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize nurses who go above and beyond in the care for their patients. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and the quarterly DAISY award recipient is chosen through a select Daisy Committee and Delta Health’s T.E.A.M. M.A.S.H through a scoring rubric recognizing the nurses P.E.T.A.L.S., (Passion, Empathy, Trust, Admirable attributes, Love and Selflessness). Applications are blinded to these committees and scored. Awards are then presented four times throughout the year to celebrate the nominees.
“We are always proud to be among the healthcare organizations that participate in the DAISY Award Program,” said Dawn Arnett, Manager for Delta Health Med/Surg and Daisy Coordinator. “Now more than ever it is important that we honor our healthcare workers and the hard work they do every single day to keep our communities safe. We want our nurses to know that they are highly valued, and the DAISY Foundation provides a way for us to do that.”
The certificate that each honoree receives commends her or him as 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.” Honorees also receive a DAISY Award pin and a
beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.
Delta Health will honor their next quarter nominees for July, August, September in October 2020.