24th LCM Nurse to Receive the Daisy Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Jennifer Brumfield, RN, Labor and Delivery. Jennifer is the 24th recipient of the DAISY Award at Little Company of Mary Hospital!

What Is The DAISY Award? – The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses everyday. Little Company of Mary Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every month. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and especially their extraordinary compassionate care. They are recognized as outstanding role models in our nursing community.

A patient nominated Jennifer and listed the below reason why she is so very deserving of the Daisy Award:

“I had received the news that my baby died at 11 weeks and that I would undergo a D&C. I have never had a surgery procedure but Jennifer was so sweet and promised to be with me the entire time. She also shed a few tears with me about my child. I could hear how sincere Jennifer was in her voice and I felt as if I had known her for a lifetime. I have never received that type of care and compassion at any other hospital ever. I wish I would have asked Jennifer for her last name.”

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died of complications of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. During Pat’s eight-week hospitalization, his family was awestruck by the care and compassion his nurses provided not only to Pat but to everyone in his family. So one of the goals they set in creating a Foundation in Pat’s memory was to recognize extraordinary nurses everywhere who make an enormous difference in the lives of so many people by the super-human work they do every day.

Jennifer was recognized by her department and received: a beautiful certificate, a DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled A Healer’s Touch. These serpentine stone sculptures are hand-carved for us by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe. The sculptures are especially meaningful because of the profound respect the Shona people pay their traditional healers. Shona healers are affectionately regarded as treasures by those they care for and the well-being and safety of the healer is of community-wide importance. This describes exactly how we and our Hospital Partners feel about nurses! Additionally, everyone in Labor and Delivery celebrated with Cinnabon® cinnamon rolls – a favorite of Patrick’s during his illness. The Barnes Family asks that whenever and wherever nurses smell that wonderful cinnamon aroma, they stop for a moment and think about how special they are.

How Can YOU Nominate An Extraordinary Nurse?

Patients or visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by:
1) Fill out the online form and hit submit.
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2) Print and fill out the attached nomination form. You can mail the form to 2800 West 95th Street. Evergreen Park, IL 60805, ATTN: Lisa DiMarco or drop off the form at the main or 94th Street entrance of the hospital.

(Left to Right) Kathy Cavanaugh, RN, Director Patient Care Services; Mary Grimm, BSN Maternal Child Nurse Manager; Jennifer Brumfield, RN, Labor and Delivery; Lisa DiMarco, M.B.A., R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE., Vice President Patient Care Services

(Left to Right) Kathy Cavanaugh, RN, Director Patient Care Services; Mary Grimm, BSN, Maternal Child Nurse Manager; Jennifer Brumfield, RN, Labor and Delivery; Lisa DiMarco, M.B.A., R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE., Vice President Patient Care Services

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