Mount Sterling, Ky. (November 18, 2019) — Saint Joseph Mount Sterling has announced its most recent Daisy Award winner. Laken Nickell, RN, received the Daisy Award in recognition of her outstanding teamwork and selfless work ethic demonstrated with fellow staff, patients and their families.
The Daisy Award is part of a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is proud to be a Daisy Award Partner, recognizing a nurse with this special honor every quarter.
Nickell was nominated by a co-worker for the Daisy Award due to her remarkable willingness to do whatever is required of her to keep patients and fellow staff from falling behind. She goes above and beyond, even if that means she has to work longer or complete tasks that are outside of her job description, the co-worker said in the nomination.
“She always gives 100 percent and puts everyone before herself,” said the co-worker. “This hospital is lucky that she is part of our team.”
In one instance, a patient was admitted to the medical surgical unit and the patient’s heart rate jumped to a dangerously high level. Nickell helped stabilize the patient’s heart rate while remaining calm, reassuring, and taking attention away from the severity of what was happening. She stayed until the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit, then went on to care for all of her other patients without missing a beat.
Nickell was recognized with a Daisy Award certificate and statue for her accomplishments.
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 Mount Sterling
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, KY. Established in 1918, the facility serves residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Powell and Rowan counties. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011.
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