KEY WEST, FL - August 14, 2023 - Lower Keys Medical Center administration hosted an awards ceremony for winners of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, which recognizes nursing professionals for excellence in clinical care and for exceptional compassion. Patients and/or their family members submitted nominations to highlight the care and attention provided by Tera Corum, RN, Labor and Delivery; Mallory Brogli, RN, Emergency Department; and Emelia Fernandez Cardenas, RN, Medical Surgical Unit. Laura Riley, RN, Director of Emergency Services, was awarded the Team Leader DAISY Award.
"We are so proud to recognize these outstanding nurses for the compassionate care and clinical expertise that they provide every day," said David Clay, CEO, Lower Keys Medical Center. "The nominations sent in by our patients and their families speak to the skills, sensitivity, empathy, and connection demonstrated by our DAISY Award winners."
Elizabeth Hume, MSN, RN, Interim Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Quality Officer presented each of the awardees with a hand carved sculpture, a DAISY certificate and signature daisies at the ceremony.
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from complications of an auto-immune disease. His family was inspired to create the Foundation to honor nurses who make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and families.
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