LCHC Names Deb Black DAISY Award Winner

Lucas County Health Center is proud to announce that Deb Black, RN has been named the recipient of their first DAISY Award. The DAISY program is a national award, given at the local level, to nurses who exemplify extraordinary nursing. The focus is on the special touches and human considerations that these nurses give their patients.

An excerpt from Black’s nomination read:

“She is the most giving person I have ever met. She consistently gives her time to help patients, nurses and providers with whatever extra needs they may have, even at her busiest times. She is extremely personable, always kind, and considerate to everyone she comes in contact with. I often hear positive comments from the patients she cares for and I know how much care and compassion she consistently gives.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was 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 (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System). 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.

Nomination forms are available throughout Lucas County Health Center. Nominations are reviewed on a yearly basis and one award winner is selected by the DAISY Selection Committee.