Baptist Health Floyd Nurse Teal Crain Receives National DAISY Award
Baptist Health Floyd nursing leadership recently presented the national DAISY Award to Teal Crain, LPN, in its Medical Inpatient unit.
(New Albany, IN) – Feb. 6, 2020 – Baptist Health Floyd nursing leadership recently presented the national DAISY Award to Teal Crain, LPN, in its Medical Inpatient unit.
In a nomination letter, a patient’s granddaughter expressed how Teal took her time answering all of their questions about their loved one who was receiving end-of-life care, “Teal spoke at length about the dying process and really put my aunt at ease. This led to everyone being calmer.” The letter went on to express thanks and gratitude for Crain’s compassion and nurturing spirit.
As part of the DAISY ceremonial recognition, the winning nurses receive a certificate of recognition as an “exceptional nurse,” a DAISY award pin and a hand-crafted stone sculpture entitled “A Heart’s Touch.” Cinnamon rolls are also given to the winning nurse’s unit at this time as a message to each that when they smell the aroma of a cinnamon roll, stop and think how special they are because they are nurses.
The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. DAISY is an acronym for Disease Attacking the Immune System. During Patrick’s eight-week hospitalization, his family experienced the best in nursing care and compassion provided to Pat and everyone in his family. One of the goals they set in creating a foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses and to thank them for the gifts nurses give their patients and families every day, just as they had experienced. For additional information about the DAISY Foundation visit www.daisyfoundation.org.