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First Recipient of DAISY Award at Hammond-Henry Hospital

August 22, 2018

In January 2018, Hammond-Henry Hospital (HHH) adopted the DAISY award program in an effort to recognize outstanding nurses. Spearheaded by Elyse Wolf, HHH Emergency Department Manager, the program has had a wonderful start. In the previous six months, 50 nominations were received from patients or family members. Proudly, HHH named Brianna Mallum, R.N. as the first DAISY award winner. Mallum was chosen by a committee of hospital nursing staff and Foundation representatives. Mallum has been a nurse on the Medical/Surgical Unit at Hammond-Henry for the past ten years. Currently, Mallum works in the Critical Care Unit. A celebration was held in Mallum’ s honor and she was awarded a “Healing Touch” statue, DAISY pin, a bouquet of daisies, cinnamon rolls (requested as tradition by the family of the DAISY program) and recognition in the department for the next 6 months.    

Brianna Mallum named DAISY Award winnerL to R: Heather Charlet, Med/Surge Manager; Terri Borkgren, Foundation Treasurer; Laura Domino, VP Patient Care Services;
Brianna Mallum, DAISY Winner;  Darcy Hepner, Foundation Manager; Mark Kuhn, HHH CEO; Elyse Wolf Emergency Department Mananger.

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. Hammond-Henry Hospital’s DAISY award program is sponsored by the Hammond-Henry Hospital Foundation and will be chosen semi-annually. For more details of this program, click here.