OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is pleased to announce the most recent winner of the DAISY Award, which recognizes outstanding nursing care. Winners are nominated by patients and their families.
The March 2019 Daisy Award was presented to Alexis Smith from Chillicothe. She works in the Pediatric ICU. Her nomination from the family member of a patient reads:
Lexi was phenomenal! The ONLY thing that kept us sane and calm was Lexi. She was so sweet and kind. She made us feel better each and every night and always reassured us that everything would be fine.
The Daisy Award is a national endeavor that recognizes exemplary professional practice among nurses. OSF Saint Francis was the first hospital in the Midwest to participate in the program. Nurses who win receive a special pin and a bouquet of daisies.