LONDON, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2020) – Saint Joseph London has named its Daisy Award and BEE Award winners for the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Holly Williams, RN, Progressive Care Unit, of London, received the Daisy Award for extraordinary patient care, and Cindy Vires, Housekeeping, Obstetrics, of London, received the BEE Award for exceptional service.
The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Saint Joseph London is proud to be a Daisy Award Partner, recognizing a nurse with this special honor every quarter. This quarter, Holly Williams was nominated for the Daisy Award by her Saint Joseph London colleagues.
One colleague described an instance when Williams noted changes in a patient’s status and summarized their condition in a detailed way that focused on the importance of the changes.
“It was clear the patient had a poor prognosis with a likely rapid decline to follow,” said Williams’ colleague. “Holly’s early action allowed time for me to assess the patient and notify the patient’s family. When I reflect upon the patient's journey, the important turning point was Holly’s recognition and reporting of a change in clinical status. It allowed the patient's daughters to have time to be present with their mom, to move through those decisions and for the patient to pass quietly and peacefully with her daughters beside her.”
Similar to the Daisy Award, the BEE Award is a program that honors Saint Joseph London’s nursing support staff – patient care assistants, health unit coordinators, transporters and other technicians – who go above and beyond in service, care and compassion. The BEE Award celebrates unsung heroes who work directly with patients in support of nurses that go Beyond Exceptional Expectations (BEE). This quarter, Cindy Vires was nominated for the BEE Award by her colleagues, as well as Saint Joseph London patients.
Many of Vires’ colleagues describe her as always going the extra mile and taking pride in her work. “Cindy is so pleasant and always goes above and beyond in her work duties,” said one of her colleagues. “The obstetrics department is blessed to have her.”
Another colleague described Vires as energetic, cheerful and very committed to doing her job well with a good attitude.
The Daisy Award winners received a certificate, Daisy Award pin and a hand-carved stone sculpture. The BEE Award winners were honored with a certificate and a BEE Award pin.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. 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 London
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full-service hospital located in London, KY. Established in 1926, the facility serves patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010, and offers all private patient rooms, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment.