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
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