Four nurses at Delta Health were honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses® to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every single day.

This quarter’s DAISY nominees were Rebekah Wilson, RN; Mindy Smith, RN and Lisa Garcia (Abila), RN. The overall DAISY Award winner for the fourth quarter was Theresa Wrich, RN from Delta Health Oncology and Infusion.

“Theresa is very deserving of the Daisy Award,” said Nysha Wilson, RN, BSN, OCN and Director of Oncology/Hematology/Infusion at Delta Health.

“She goes above and beyond as an Oncology Nurse Navigator, giving so much of herself every day. The patients are incredibly blessed to have her by their side on this journey. I am so proud of Theresa and all of her accomplishments. I am lucky to have her as part of the Oncology team,” said Wilson.

The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize nurses who go above and beyond in the care of 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 DCMH’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.

“The DAISY Award Program allows us to honor and remind our nurses that they are highly valued and appreciated at Delta Health,” said Dawn Arnett, RN, BSN, Director of In-Patient Services at Delta Health. “Our healthcare staff have truly been heroes for our patients and community members throughout uncertain times. We are proud to be among the healthcare organizations that participate in the DAISY program where we can honor our amazing staff.”

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.

To nominate a nurse for a DAISY Award, go online to deltahealthco.org/bee-daisy-awards/ and submit a digital nomination form. Nomination forms can also be found throughout the hospital.

Delta Health will honor its next quarter nominees for October, November and December in January 2022.

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