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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Franciscan St. Francis Health nurses lauded for extraordinary patient care

INDIANAPOLIS – Nurses bring many qualities when providing care to their patients and families. Sometimes all it takes is a boost of encouragement – or a kind word or compassionate act.

Lindsay Buck and Bonnie Hicks are the latest recipients of the hospital’s DAISY Awards, presented to registered nurses by Franciscan St. Francis Health.

Buck, who at the time was working in the critical care unit at the Indianapolis hospital, was nominated by a co-worker who says Lindsay is the perfect example of an extraordinary nurse.

“Lindsay is always wonderful to work, with but on a particular day she went above and beyond with a patient and for three hours, she stood by the patient’s bedside, painting her nails and toenails, washing and brushing her hair and interacting with her,” the co-worker wrote.

Hicks, who works on the post-surgical unit at the Indianapolis campus, was nominated by a patient and his sister. “It’s easy to see her love of taking care of people,” wrote the sister. “We already know it takes someone special to be a nurse and Bonnie is such a great example of what the DAISY award represents.”

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of 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.

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