Coffee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has recognized Lexi Smith as the DAISY Award winner for the second quarter of 2022. The DAISY Award ceremonies recognize extraordinary nurses throughout the year. Each nominee is recognized, and one winner is chosen for each quarter from those nominees.
Lexi is a Registered Nurse in our Intensive Care Unit and was nominated by her co-workers. This was Lexi’s first nomination for the DAISY Award. Her co-workers wrote of her work ethic stating, “Lexi goes above and beyond for her patients and coworkers. She meets every task with a bright smile and bubbly response and brings joy to hard situations.” Another co-worker wrote, “Lexi goes above and beyond the call of duty for her patients, their family members, and her co-workers. She displays the compassion and teamwork that every caregiver should strive for. When she tells a patient, she is going to do something she follows through. She does everything in her power each and every day to comfort and provide excellent care for her patients.”
Coffee Regional Medical Center would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lexi and all the nominees for the second quarter of 2022. We are grateful to have such a wonderful team of caregivers dedicated to caring for our community. Thank you for all you do, each day, to care for our patients (and each other) while staying true to Our Purpose; To Serve, To Heal, To Save.
Created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, the DAISY Foundation honors nurses internationally. Mr. Barnes's family was positively impacted by the nurses who skillfully and compassionately cared for Patrick during his eight-week hospitalization for a critical illness. Unfortunately, Mr. Barnes did not survive his illness; however, the nursing care he received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. The Barnes family wanted a way to honor Patrick and chose to recognize nurses everywhere for their dedication. The DAISY Foundation has been utilized by over 4,500 healthcare facilities and nursing schools in the U.S. and worldwide.
Anyone may nominate nurses including those outside the organization – patients, family members, as well as those inside the organization: other nurses, physicians, and other clinicians and staff – anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary and compassionate care.
To nominate a CRMC nurse for the DAISY Award, visit us online at www.CoffeeRegional.org/DAISY. To find out more about the DAISY Foundation, please visit www.DaisyFoundation.org.