Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desks and inpatient units. Each Daisy Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her or his unit and receives a certificate of recognition, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled Heart’s Touch. Methodist is proud to announce the winner of the DAISY Award.
Gay Wuerzburger, RN, 2 West, Northlake Campus. Gay lives in Michigan City, IN.
“This partnership reflects our commitment to providing the best patient experience by recognizing nurses that demonstrate not only extraordinary clinical skill, but compassion in the care they provide to our patient each and every day,” said Shelly Major, Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Hospitals.
About the Daisy Foundation
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for disease attacking the immune system. 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. So 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 say, just as they had experienced. For additional information about the DAISY Foundation visit www.daisyfoundation.org.
About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.