Spears honored with McLeod DAISY Award
Andrea Spears, a staff nurse on the Cardiology floor, was recently named the December DAISY Award recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center. Spears, the 24th recipient of the DAISY Award, was nominated by a patient for her extraordinary care and compassion.
To recognize those nurses at McLeod 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.
On the nomination form, the patient wrote, “I came into the hospital with chest pains and an abnormal EKG plus the passing of my father the same morning. Andrea opened her arms to me like I have known her for years. She held me while I cried and stood right beside me. Our paths may have crossed only for her shift, but I will be carrying a lifetime of gratitude for Nurse Andrea.”