FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carrie Boelens, Community Relations Coordinator (309) 852-7820
(Kewanee, IL | May 20, 2019) – OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center is pleased to recognize the 2019 DAISY Award Winner, April Woods, RN, BSN from Kewanee. April is a Charge Nurse in Inpatient Services. April was recognized for the extraordinary compassion, empathy and kindness she recently shared with a patient.
“I am thankful for the DAISY award as an opportunity for those we serve and their families to recognize the excellent care provided by compassionate and dedicated nurses at OSF HealthCare Saint Luke,” said Shelley Wiborg, Chief Nursing Officer.
The DAISY Award program can be found in over 2,000 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 other countries. An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, The DAISY Foundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). During Pat’s 8 week hospitalization, his family experienced the best in nursing care and compassion provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. One of the goals they set in creating a foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses and to thank them for the gifts nurses give their patients and families every day, just as they had experienced.
From the nominations for the DAISY Award, a committee from the Professional Practice Council at OSF HealthCare Saint Luke selects one recipient annually. To recognize an employee who has provided exceptional care, submit a nomination to honor their dedication at www.osfsaintluke.org.