MUSC-Florence announces two DAISY honorees
Mya Simmons, a registered nurse on the 7th floor at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center and Benedicte Roberts, a registered nurse on the Medical Surgical Unit at MUSC Health Marion Medical Center were named DAISY Award recipients of for the third quarter of 2020.
The DAISY award is given to a nurse whose job performance exemplifies the mission, vision and values of MUSC Health.
Mya was nominated by one of her co-workers. “Mya is an absolute joy! I am a fellow employee whose job description often requires making in-patient rounds with the cardiology team,” stated the nomination. “I can say firsthand how hard-working and diligent Mya is at her job. Any time there is a physician rounding in her rooms, she stops what she’s doing to accompany them with the patient’s care. Mya provides feedback, communication, results, suggestions, and anything else the provider might need. She is truly the link between her patients and providers that helps with demonstrating the best patient care.”
Roberts was nominated by a patient. “Bennie Roberts should receive the DAISY Award,” stated the nomination sheet. “She was wonderful when she took care of me, always having a beautiful smile and willing to help. Bennie is very compassionate and has a sweet, caring personality. Even when the entire ward is full, she manages herself and her duties with such composure that makes the demand of her job seem like second nature. So, I simply want to say ‘thank you” to this nurse.”
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.
Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. Recipients of the DAISY award are chosen quarterly by the DAISY committees at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center and MUSC Health Marion Medical Center.