2 BRMC nurses receive DAISY Foundation awards

Photos: (from left) Amanda Clements and Kelli Park

Two Baxter Regional Medical Center registered nurses have received the DAISY Foundation award.

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program honoring and celebrating the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

Amanda Clements, RN, nurse analyst, Clinical Informatics, was nominated for the award by a fellow employee, while the recognition of Kelli Park, RN, ICU, was initiated by a patient’s family.

Clements’ fellow employee made the nomination after witnessing the RN helping a patient’s husband after she had already left work for the day.

In her nomination of Clements, she noted, “The most amazing thing about the entire interaction was that Amanda did not look at this act of kindness as something she was doing for the man, but rather what he did for her. I am blessed to work with her and call her a friend and would hope that anyone could have an outlook on humanity that Amanda does.”

Clements’ full nomination is available here.

The patient’s family nominating Park for the award said, “Kelli was like a ray of sunshine every time she walked into the room in a very sad situation. Death is never easy, but as we explain my mother’s passing, just know that Nurse Kelli is also included for her exceptional care. We know my mother’s passing was peaceful, beautiful, full of laughter, tears, and sadness but it was perfect to give peace to the family.”

Park’s full nomination is available here.

The international recognition award was established by the DAISY Foundation (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, his parents deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Barnes and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

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