BEREA, Ky. (March 25, 2022) – Saint Joseph Berea has recognized an entire team with a DAISY Award for the first time. This local honor is part of a nationwide program that celebrates nurses’ extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care. All of the team members on the third-floor medical-surgical unit of Saint Joseph Berea were recognized this quarter for outstanding patient care.
Saint Joseph Berea is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, typically recognizing a nurse with this special honor every quarter. The DAISY Award was given to the medical-surgical unit based on multiple nominations about the team’s exceptional service and patient care.
One nomination from a patient’s family member said the nurses and certified nursing assistants in the unit provided “beyond excellent care” for patients on the floor.
Another patient who nominated the team described them as “very sweet and kind,” stating that all the team members “come with a smile and a helping hand.”
“The third-floor team is there even if I just need a shoulder to cry on,” said the patient. “I think they go beyond their duties, and I feel very important when they are all around. I want to say thank you all for all the things they have done for me to get me better. They are awesome!”
The Saint Joseph Berea third-floor medical-surgical unit team members, led at the time by Aaron Morgan, RN, recognized with this group DAISY Award, include Stephanie Alexander, Andrea Baker, Kelly Barnhill, Kelly Chambers, Sheila Chasteen, Andi Cochran, Carolyn Cornett, Natasha Davis, Chelsea Day, Holly Fort, Brooke Gabbard, Morgan Gray, Tamara Griggs, Marissa Hacker, Rayette Harrison, Anita Jackson, Stephanie Kauer, Sharlene Lamb, Sarah McDaniel, Mary Mullins, Courtney Neeley, Britney Petrey, Christy Robinson, Jessica Sanchez, Mariah Sanders, Sydney Slone, Jenny Smith, Brianna Swanson, Kelsey Vickers-Duncan, Sharee Welch, Roxanne Wooton, and Babs Wright.
Each team member received a certificate, DAISY Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Saint Joseph Berea
Saint Joseph Berea is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Berea, Kentucky. Established in 1898 on the grounds of Berea College, the facility serves residents of Madison, Estill, Garrard, Jackson and Rockcastle counties. Saint Joseph Berea recognizes the importance of family, friends and familiar surroundings in the healing process and provides a breadth of services so that getting first-rate care doesn’t have to mean being far from home.