OB Nurse Wins DAISY Award for Nursing Excellence and Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles Win Innovation Award from Indiana Public Health Association
Linton, IN – September 28, 2016 – Brooke Driscoll, Obstetrics RN, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses this week at Greene County General Hospital. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
Brooke was nominated by an Obstetrics patient who was impressed by the nurse’s compassionate care for her patient and newborn son. OB Nurse Manager, Teresa Hutton, commented that Brooke truly went above and beyond the call of duty, even staying after her shift, off the clock, to support the patient through her delivery.
Other nurses were nominated by patients for the DAISY Award as well, including Tim Hale, Char Lene Mowery, Jane Hughes, Nicole Page, and Billy Everett.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses during his terminal illness inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Three times each year, a nurse will be selected by Greene County General Hospital’s nursing administration to receive The DAISY Award. Nominations are accepted year-round at the hospital.
In addition, the OB department’s Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles program was recognized by the Indiana Public Health Association as the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement award for Innovative Public Health Program. The award will be presented at the annual Indiana Public Health Celebration and Hulman Health Achievement Awards program on Thursday, October 13 at the Indianapolis Artsgarden.
Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles are designed to help combat Indiana’s higher infant mortality rate through safe sleep, prenatal care, breast-feeding, and smoking cessation for mothers. The program has also been recognized by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as an official Legacy Project.