LCHC Names Branigan Head DAISY Award Winner

Lucas County Health Center is proud to announce that Branigan, RN has been named the recipient of the 2023 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.

Head’s nomination reads:

“She was constantly checking on me; I didn’t even have to call her. She filled every request I had, I didn’t have to tell her twice. She came in each day with a smile on her face. You just knew you would be well taken care of, she was always full of encouragement. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met – just a ray of sunshine. She is a blessing! The hospital is very lucky to have her – she truly needs to be recognized for her service. I live in the state of Delaware and am here visiting family. I have been in the hospital several times and this nurse is the best I have ever had. I have just fallen in love with her. She is just full of kindness, thoughtfulness and is someone you want as your friend. Pure professional and a great nurse. The world would be a wonderful place if there were more like her.”

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.

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