Nominate an ACMH Nurse for the 2019 DAISY Award

Did you have a great nurse who exemplified caring and excellence when you visited Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics (ACMH)? Do you feel they are worthy of receiving a distinguished award? If so, you can honor the compassion and care nurses provide their patients everyday and nominate a nurse for the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at ACMH. Nominees are true team members, positive role models and exhibit excellent communication skills. They are professionals who are consistently caring and compassionate.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), thus giving name to the award “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” DAISY. Patrick’s family was completely awestruck by the care and compassion that they and Patrick were shown during his 8 week illness that they wanted to say THANK YOU to nurses. In Patrick’s Honor, the DAISY Award is now in over 2,400+ healthcare facilities in all 50 states, and in 15 different countries, all of whom are committed to honoring their nurses with The DAISY Award. Each year, one nurse at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics is honored with this award.

DAISY Award recipients are nurses who exemplify the nursing values of Extraordinary Compassion, Courage, Integrity, in every situation. These individuals consistently demonstrate excellence in the delivery of patient care and promotion of their professional nursing practice. ACMH has participated in the DAISY award program since 2013. Past recipients include Carol Lea Rasmussen, Deb Jensen, Linda Holland, Suzann Derry, Becky Bruch, and Roxie Rupiper.

“We are excited to continue with the DAISY award program this year to provide on-going recognition of the clinical skills and compassion that nurses provide to patients and families all year long,” stated Lisa Paulsen, Chief Nursing Officer at ACMH.

ACMH currently employees over 50 nurses in the organization working in several different areas including Medical-Surgical, Emergency Department, Specialty Clinics, Surgical Services, Infection Prevention, Physician Clinics, Care Coordination, and Administration.

Applications are due April 26. Anyone can submit a nomination. The winner will be announced during Nurses Week on Friday, May 10, 2019.

2021 DAISY Award Nomination

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!

For more information, contact Kolton Hewlett at 712-563-5293 or