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New DAISY Award Winner Announced - Nicole Lang R.N.

August 9, 2019

Hammond-Henry Hospital (HHH) has named Nicole Lang, R.N. as their latest DAISY award winner. Lang was chosen by a committee of hospital nursing staff and Foundation representatives from over 20 nominations. Nicole has worked in the surgery department as a pre-op and recovery nurse for nearly 16 years. Over the past 6 months, Nicole received five nominations.  One nomination was from a patient that was very touched by her pleasant disposition and time spent speaking with him and his wife, making them both comfortable after his surgery.  A celebration was held in Lang’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.    

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 is chosen semi-annually. For more details of this program or to nominate a nurse, see our Thank a Caregiver section.