The pair of registered nurses was saluted as July’s recipients of the DAISY award, presented by Franciscan St. Francis.
Walls, who works at the hospital’s Mooresville campus in the Emergency Department, was nominated by two different people.
“She stayed with us and held my mother’s hand and prayed with us for over five hours,” said the patient’s son.
The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of an autoimmune 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 www.daisyfoundation.org.