Baptist Health Richmond names DAISY Award recipient
Hayley Strong, BSN, RN, has been named Baptist Health Richmond’s most recent DAISY Award recipient.
Richmond, KY, (May 4, 2023) – Hayley Strong, BSN, RN, has been named Baptist Health Richmond’s most recent DAISY Award recipient. Hayley is a nurse in the Intensive Care and Critical Care unit. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created 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 international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.
As a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, Baptist Health Richmond recognizes one nurse with this special honor quarterly.
Below is nomination form submitted in Hayley’s honor:
"She made my husband feel safe, secure in his care, respected, and cared for. My husband's nurse was amazing. She took care of his every need. She answered questions. She explained all our concerns. She made my husband feel safe, secure in his care, respected, and cared for. She never rushed him or made him feel like she was too busy. I was in the room both days and she always walked in with a smile and never walked out without making sure we didn't need anything. She always told us if we needed anything at all to not hesitate to ask. I have always believed there are nurses that choose the career because they truly care for patients. Hayley is certainly one of those nurses. She took exceptional care of my husband and I will not forget that. Every aspect of his care that she gave allowed me to leave at 7 pm and know he was ok. He is my greatest love and Hayley, I am so grateful he had you there."