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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Franciscan St. Francis Health nurses plant goodwill with care for patients

BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Franciscan St. Francis Health has two nurses whose acts of compassionate care and joyful service has sewn seeds of gratitude among their patients and colleagues.

For Brooke Linville and Colleen Fredrick, nursing is far more than a career. It’s a calling that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Linville, an admissions nurse, was nominated by a colleague, who credited her for exemplifying compassionate care, having a passionate respect for life and a genuine asset to the Franciscan family.

“She is always conscientious when caring for her patients, making sure everything is reconciled and complete during admissions or discharge,” said a nursing colleague who nominated Linville. “She is kind, sincere and always professional in her manner.”

Fredrick too was nominated by a colleague who wanted to nominate her for the level of care she delivered to one particular patient and his dog.

“She went beyond the call of duty, including calling and checking on the patient multiple times,” said a nursing colleague.

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence that our Franciscan St. Francis nurses bring to their patients every day.

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 an auto-immune disease. His family was so impressed by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for him that they created this national award to say “thank you” to nurses everywhere. For more information, go to

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