February 6, 2012
St. John's Medical Center nurses Meredith Scott and Emily Cooper were recently awarded the prestigious Daisy Award for skilled and compassionate nursing care. The Daisy Award, an honor established by the Daisy Foundation in 1999, allows people to express their profound gratitude for the work nurses do to help patients and families every day. More than 1,000 hospitals across the country participate in the Daisy Award program.
Ms. Scott, a nurse in St. John's PCU, was nominated by a patient who described her as "compassionate with a sense of humor." In her nomination of Ms. Scott, this patient described how she "understood everything was going to be okay when Meredith was around." Ms. Scott has been an employee at St. John's since June 2008.
Ms. Cooper, a nurse in Outpatient Surgery, was nominated by a patient family member whose mother had back surgery at St. John's. "Emily ensured that all of us knew what was going on. She did an incredible job." Ms. Cooper has been an employee at St. John's since February 2006.
"We are very fortunate to have nurses such as Meredith and Emily on our staff who provide such a high quality of patient care," said Lynn Campbell, Chief Nursing Officer. "All of the members of our nursing staff are extremely dedicated to their profession."
Daisy Award nominations are accepted from fellow nurses, managers, patients, families and physicians. Nominations for Daisy Award recipients are always welcome at www.tetonhospital.org. For more information about the Daisy Award program and honorees, visit www.daisyfoundation.org.