Diann Campbell, RN, honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

posted 10/3/2018 in News

Nurses at Wheaton Iowa are now being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses!
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Diann Campbell, RN, of Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo was surprised with the award on October 3, 2018.

Diann Campbell, RN and Chief Nursing Officer Kelly Richards

Diann's nomination reads: "The flight nurse and I responded to 3 General for a Rapid Response for a patient in respiratory failure. Diann was the patient's nurse and gave us verbal report on the patient as she was assisting in the care. The patient had only a caregiver present and was determined to be a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR).
Later in the day, I was called to the same floor for an IV start and talked to Diann concerning the patient. After we had left the room, Diann stayed with the patient offering comfort to her. She went above and beyond to perform a baptism and prayed at the patient's bedside until she passed away.
While I was there talking to Diann, the caregiver walked up and expressed her heartfelt thanks for all Diann did for the patient. She was clearly touched by the love and care that Diann showed to her charge. Diann is a technically proficient nurse but more importantly an extremely compassionate and caring provider who should be an example for all of us.

When our time to leave this earth comes, we can only hope that the healthcare providers at our bedside exhibit this level of compassion and care."

Dianne with her nominators - Flight Paramedic Mark Mahler and Flight Nurse Ron Schlatter

Diann with the rest of her team at Covenant Medical Center Rehabilitation

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, California, established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, said, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Wheaton Iowa are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and are chosen by a committee of nurses at Wheaton Iowa to receive The DAISY Award. Awards are given throughout the year at presentations given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors.

To nominate a nurse for The DAISY Award, an electronic form is available online at wheatoniowa.org/DAISY.