Loring Hospital

Loring Hospital invites patients to recognize nurses who go above and beyond

DAISY Foundation logo "For Extraordinary Nurses Honorin

In partnership with the DAISY Foundation, Loring Hospital has embarked on a new tradition of recognizing nurses who demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary, compassionate care.

The DAISY Foundation was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, an auto-immune disease. The care he and his family received from nurses while Patrick was ill inspired the idea to create a unique way to thank nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones.

The Foundation was then created in Patrick’s memory to recognize extraordinary nurses for the enormous difference they make in the lives of their patients every day. DAISY Award recipients are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community and are known for their compassionate care, communication, positive attitude, patient advocacy, and teamwork.

“To me, this is an extra special way to show appreciation for the unique, personal care our nurses provide to patients when ‘thank you’ just isn’t enough,” said Ashley Dahlberg, Loring Hospital’s inpatient nursing services manager.

If you have been the recipient of extraordinary care by a nurse at Loring Hospital, you are invited to complete a nomination form, which can be found throughout Loring Hospital or at loringhospital.org.

All nominations are reviewed on an ongoing basis by Loring Hospital’s Engagement Committee. The committee will select the award recipient annually each May during National Nurses Week. All those nominated will be invited to an award banquet where each nominee will be honored and the year’s winner will be announced.

Please submit forms to Ashley Dahlberg at 211 Highland Ave., Sac City Iowa 50583. Questions may also be directed to adahlberg@loringhosp.org or by calling 712-662-6442.