Jenny Thompson, a registered nurse at Coffee Regional Medical Center, is the DAISY Award winner for the second quarter of 2020. CRMC honored Thompson at a ceremony held on Oct. 15, 2020. A family member of a patient nominated Thompson, who works on the Emergency Room, for showing professionalism and compassion during a very difficult time.
Created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, The DAISY Foundation honors nurses internationally. Mr. Barnes's family was positively impacted by the nurses who skillfully and compassionately cared for Patrick during his eight-week hospitalization. Unfortunately, Mr. Barnes did not survive his illness; however, the nursing care he received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. The Barnes family wanted a way to honor their loved one and chose to recognize nurses everywhere for their dedication. The DAISY Foundation has been utilized by over 4,500 healthcare facilities and nursing schools in the U.S. and worldwide.
Anyone in their organization may nominate nurses as well as those outside the organization – patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, and other clinicians and staff – anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary and compassionate care.
CRMC holds The DAISY Award ceremonies, recognizing these extraordinary nurses throughout the year. Each nominee is recognized, and one winner is chosen, for each quarter, from those nominees.
Coffee Regional Medical Center would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Thompson and all the nominees for the second quarter of 2020. This historic pandemic has resulted in some of the most trying times to be a healthcare provider. CRMC’s entire team of caregivers has shown unwavering determination and drive throughout the pandemic.