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McLeod share-the-care nurse receives DAISY Award

January 1, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – Share-the-care nurse Miranda Myer was named the December DAISY Award Recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center on Friday.

Myers was nominated by a patient for her extraordinary care and compassion.

Share-the-Care is a McLeod department that essentially is a pool of nurses. Myers currently is working in labor and delivery.

To recognize those Nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center who are true examples of Nursing Excellence, patients, family members and co-workers can nominate nurses for 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.

On her nomination form, Myers’ patient wrote, “When I was first admitted to McLeod, I had been having a rough couple of days. To make matters worse, my closest family member was almost two hours away with no reliable car readily available to her, so food, hygiene products and just peace of mind was pretty much out of the question.

“My nurse, Miranda, made sure my needs were accommodated and then some, which made me feel like somebody. Not only was this a nice gesture, but the humble and selfless way she did a good deed speaks volumes about her character. Sometimes someone as considerate and charismatic as my nurse can lift your spirits in the most unfortunate situations and give you hope without boasting or making you feel like a charity case.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, California, 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. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

Nurses can be nominated for their strong clinical skills and the compassionate care they provide. Nomination forms are available on each nursing unit at McLeod Regional Medical Center or can be found at McLeodNursing.org.

Recipients of the DAISY Award are chosen by the DAISY committee, led by nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Awards are given throughout the year at presentations in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors.

Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.”

The honoree also is given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.

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