17th LCM Nurse to Receive the Daisy Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Roseann Owen, RN from 4 Southeast.  Roseann is the 17th 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.

Roseann exemplifies not only a positive attitude when she’s staying a couple extra hours, but Roseann goes out of her way to help out on the floor, where she can.  This past week, she worked the floor as scheduled to do so, but when it came time to go home, she stayed to do a double rather than leave the floor short to return in the morning.  She arrived the next day encouraging and ready to work.  She is a wonderful example of a great and dedicated Nurse!Two separate LCMH nurses nominated Roseann and listed the below reasons why Roseann is very deserving of the Daisy Award.

“Roseanne  is unbelievable humble, yet genuinely outgoing.  She is hard working and compassionate.  Most of all, she is consistently delivering tremendous care to all of her patients on a daily routine.  She is not only tending to all the little details to a patient’s plan of care, she greets and treats all of the doctors with utmost respect, but the biggest reason why she deserves this award is not because of her advocacy for her patients or respect with doctors, but she is the co-worker that everyone wishes to have.  Patients do not understand even a quarter of the things she does for them to make their stay not just in the hospital, but at LCM more calm and efficient, but other nurses see it.  She prepares tasks for the doctors and again, only other coworkers would be able to recognize her extra effort she puts forth.  She is always more than willing to stay late or come early.”

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 8 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 everyday.

Roseann 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 the 4 Southeast 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 Extradinary Nurse?

Patients or visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by:

1) Filling out the online form and hit submit. OR-

2) Print and fill out the attached nomination form. You can mail the form to 2800 West 95th Street. Evergreen Park, IL 60805, ATTN: Jane Sullivan or drop off the form at the main or 94th Street entrance of the hospital.


  • I’ve known Roseann and her family for several years. Roseann is a kind, compassionate, and just a truly good person. I am happy to see her efforts rewarded with this recognition! Her Mom was one of the nicest people I ever met and her Dad is also a wonderful person. I’m sure Paulette and George are so proud of you Roseann!!!

  • Congratulations Rosanne, You truly deserve the recognition and honor with such an award. We’re proud of you and your family… Arlen and Joan

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