DAISY Award

Melanie James, an RN at Newport Medical Center, recently won the DAISY Award for nursing. 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. Celebrating the honor was David House, RN, Megan Spencer, RN, Suzanne Thames, CFO, Tonia Hale, RN, James the honoree, Deanna Hill, RN, Haley Hall, RN, Shawna Parks, RN, and Newport Medical CEO Matt Littlejohn.

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