Lindsey Witham, a nurse at North, received the June Daisy Award.
Lindsey was nominated by person who was her preceptor during her first week in the residency program. Three years later, Lindsey was her sister’s day nurse.
“The growth I witnessed was amazing. As a new grad, she was proactive, enthusiastic and caring. Now as an experienced nurse, her skills have multiplied. Her empathy increased and her critical thinking surpasses one of her age and experience.”
Her nomination noted that Lindsey has a special calling for patient care.
“She recognized that little things matter – having water and a warm blanket. She is an exceptional patient advocate with great communication skills for education of her patients. “
The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.