As a partner in the international DAISY Award program that recognizes nurses' extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center recently awarded its DAISY Award to Jennifer Towne.
Jennifer is a Charge RN and works within the Outpatient Services Department. Towne has been employed at OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center for over twenty-one years and lives in Ottawa.
"We truly appreciate the compassionate care that RNs perform every day and the DAISY Award is one way to recognize these dedicated individuals," said Heather Bomstad, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer for OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.
The patient stated, "Jennifer Towne was working in the GI department for Dr. Dodda. As I lay waiting to be prepped for a procedure, I was extremely anxious. Jennifer came over and chatted with me, telling me of friends we have in common and assuring me. She was a cheerleader for me and brought so much joy". The DAISY Award program can be found in over 2,000 healthcare facilities in all 50 states and 14 other countries.
OSF HealthCare encourages patients, family members, and fellow staff to recognize caregivers who have provided exceptional care and service by nominating them for an award to honor their dedication. For more information about the DAISY and Sunflower Awards, or to submit a nomination, visit: https://www.osfhealthcarefoundation.org/gratefulpatient/.