McLeod nurse receives DAISY Award for August
Stephanie Barr, a staff nurse on the Medical Observation floor, was recently named the McLeod Regional Medical Center DAISY Award recipient for for the month of August. Barr was nominated by a patient for her extraordinary care and compassion.
To recognize those nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center who are true examples of nursing excellence, patients, family members and co-workers may nominate nurses for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
“Stephanie really needs to be honored this year,” the patient wrote on her nomination form. “She is a caring nurse. She is outstanding, and she is a super star! She makes you feel welcome.”
In a conversation with the McLeod Patient Relations team, the patient continually expressed her gratitude for the wonderful care she received on a clinical level and explained how she was brought to tears by the amount of “Christian love” that was shown to her by Stephanie and the entire staff. The patient was very concerned about the procedure she was going to have done, but Barr and the team prayed with her, sang with her, and provided her with so much encouragement to face what needed to be done.
“They made me feel confident that everything would be alright,” she recalled.
Barr was also chosen by her peers as the 2020 Medical Observation Nurse of the Year. She is currently pursuing a degree as a family nurse practitioner.
Nurses may be nominated for their strong clinical skills and the compassionate care they provide. Nomination forms are available on each nursing unit at McLeod Regional Medical Center or can be found at www. McLeodNursing.org.
Recipients of the DAISY Award are chosen by the DAISY committee, led by nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Awards are given throughout the year at presentations in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse."
The honoree is also given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.