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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nurses stand out for extraordinary patient care

INDIANAPOLIS – Nurses bring many qualities when providing care to their patients and families. Dedication, joyful service and compassionate care motivates patients to get better and gives them encouragement.

Dion Jones and Robin Lawrence are the June recipients of the hospital’s DAISY Awards, presented to registered nurses by Franciscan St. Francis Health.

Jones, who works at the hospital’s Indianapolis campus in the Intensive Care Unit, was nominated by a family member of a patient who spent several days in the ICU.  “Dion built a trust with the family that you don’t always see,” the patient’s child said. “I thank Dion for all he did for my family that weekend in helping us through a very traumatic time.”

Lawrence works in Critical Care Unit at Indianapolis. Nominated by a co-worker, Lawrence rose to the task of caring for a patient with love and compassion. “She saw the possibilities and potential in the patient and the mission and values of Franciscan St. Francis of joyful service and compassion care were evident in the care she provided.”

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