Congratulations to Rebecca Muir, RN who recently received Fort Loudoun Medical Center’s DAISY Award for her outstanding work and compassionate care in Fort Loudoun Medical Center’s Surgery Department.
A mother of a patient praised the care her daughter received during their time in Fort Loudoun’s Surgical Unit “From the moment we registered to the time we were taken out to leave, everyone showed compassion, kindness, and competent care,” she wrote. “This was our first visit to your hospital; and, we would not hesitate going [to Fort Loudoun] again if needed.”
The mother praised her daughter’s nurse, Becky and nominated her for the DAISY award because “This [was] a stressful and emotional time for our family. Becky was so compassionate to our daughter. She hugged me when I left and said she would pray for our family,” the mother said. “Thank you for all that you do for patients and their families.”
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP) at age 33. DAISY is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his Nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. The Foundation was created in Pat’s memory to recognize extraordinary Nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their patients every day.
Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desk and inpatient units or online using our DAISY nomination form. Each Daisy Award Honoree is recognized at a ceremony in her or his unit and receives a certificate of recognition, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled “Heart’s Touch”.