Lisa Clark, R.N., Three South, is the latest recipient of the Daisy Award

Her nomination form read, “Since becoming part of our nursing unit, Lisa has shown skills, compassion, and knowledge at the highest level. She is an excellent preceptor. She explains procedures and functions very clearly. All new orientees have expressed that they wish they could have trained with her at least one day. Above all, Lisa is doing this because she loves what she does. She said to me today, ‘I don’t just have a job, I have a profession.'”

Passavant has partnered with the Daisy (Disease Attacking the Immune System) Foundation to recognize a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who consistently demonstrates excellence through clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. The Foundation was formed in California in 2000 by the family of 33-year-old J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). “When he was ill, we were awed by the skill, care, and compassion of his nurses. We created this award to say thank you to nurses around the country, as we believe they are truly “unsung heroes,” the family said.

One winner is selected each quarter. Patients, visitors, co-workers, and physicians may nominate. Nomination forms are available on each nursing unit. Nominations may be submitted to the Nursing Administration Department.