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

posted 6/28/2018 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.

Pictured: Nominator Chris Peck and Diann Cross, RN

Our DAISY recipient in June 2018 is Diann Cross, RN, a nurse at Sartori Memorial Hospital's Med-Surg Unit. Diann was floating over to 4 General at Covenant Medical Center where she met Morv and Chris Peck of Cedar Falls, where Morv was recovering from surgery. Chris writes in the nomination:

D-dedicated
I-inspiring
A-awesome
N-number 1
N-nurse who is AWESOME!
 
These are character traits to describe Diann, a spectacular nurse who loves her job and who makes a big difference for the people receiving her care. Diann is a people person, who provides quality, compassionate care to patients who are new to surgeries. Diann listens and then makes things happen. Her focus is to make a difference by providing individualized care for unique needs with a smile on her face. Yes, Diann has other patients to take care of but when she is in that room-you have her full attention-going the extra mile and beyond for you! It just doesn't get any better than that in this busy environment. Although I only had Diann for one day – she did check in on me when she was on the floor. Diann loves what she does and it shows. She will always be remembered – ALWAYS!

Chris also wanted to recognize the rest of the 4 General staff:

A-amazing
W-wonderful
E-excellent
S-super duper
O-oh so cool
M-magnificent
E-extraordinary
 
These are the adjectives that describe the fourth floor orthopedic staff. They impressively work together to provide quality care to the many patients in their care. When they are in your room-the focus is on you! The care they provide is individualized depending on needs. Ask a question you will get an answer-want something consider it done. It just doesn't get any better than 4th floor orthopedics!

Nurses on 4 General in Covenant Medical Center, where Morv Peck recovered after surgery.

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.