Nazareth Hospital’s Professional Practice Council recently honored registered nurse Lisa Bell with the hospital’s DAISY Award for the third quarter.
Bell was nominated by a patient’s daughter, who said of her, “She is an amazing, kind, caring employee who goes out of her way to help patients and their families. Lisa is available, it seems, like 24/7. She has gone above and way beyond to help me to get my mother situated… Lisa made things so much easier to handle. While my optimism decreased, she assured me things would go smoothly and they did.”
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick “Pat” Barnes. The care Patrick received inspired the Barnes family to create the DAISY Award to recognize nurses who make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and their families.
Patients, visitors, physicians and other nurses can nominate a Nazareth nurse for the DAISY Award. One recipient is selected each quarter.
Each honoree receives a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. The DAISY Award winner’s unit co-workers celebrate with a treat of cinnamon rolls, in keeping with a tradition the Barnes family established. ••