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August 29, 2022

Hammond-Henry Hospital (HHH) has chosen two outstanding employees for recognition awards.   Angela Bodine, RN. has been named as the latest DAISY award winner and Elizabeth Pyle, CNA has been named Sunflower award winner.  Both awards recognize outstanding performance as healthcare workers, however, the DAISY award is specific to nurses while the Sunflower focuses on other caregiver roles.  Nominations for both come from patients or their families and the winners are chosen by a committee of hospital management and Foundation representatives.

Bodine, RN works as a registered nurse on the Med/Surg floor and has been with the hospital since 2011. Angie had three nominations from patients and their families. One family commented how much their father’s demeanor changed when Angie came in the room. She was able to put him at ease, speaking to him with, “not just respect, but with genuine love and care.”  It was mentioned in one nomination that Angie stayed two and half hours past the end of her shift, not only for the patient’s wellbeing, but also the family’s. 

Pyle, CNA a certified nurse assistant in the HHH Long Term Care Living Center has been with HHH since 2018.  Liz was nominated for her positivity.  Liz’s nomination came from a resident of Long-Term Care.  The nomination noted that “(Liz) can make you feel special and worthwhile.  Sometimes that’s the best medicine!”  The resident also mentioned, “I always am so pleased when she answers my call!” 

Celebrations were held in both employees’ honor and each was awarded a statue, pin, a bouquet of flowers, cinnamon rolls (requested as tradition by the family of the DAISY program) and cookies. There will also be recognition in their departments 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 family of J. Patrick Barnes established the DAISY Foundation 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. The Hammond-Henry Hospital Foundation and a recipient sponsor Hammond-Henry Hospital’s DAISY award program is chosen semi-annually. For more details on this program or to nominate a nurse, visit our website at

The Sunflower award is modeled after the DAISY award but is an internal recognition program as opposed to a national organization.  Those on the DAISY committee noticed a need to recognize other caregivers throughout the hospital and instituted the Sunflower award to provide the community an opportunity to reward those who impact their hospital experience in positive ways.