Clinton, Iowa – A MercyOne Clinton Medical Center nurse has won the DAISY Award, recognizing her exceptional care in cardiac services.
Cassie Behr, BSN, RN, was nominated by one of her patients for the exceptional care she provided during the patient’s stay.
In the nomination, the patient wrote: “My nurse Cassie was such a big help in my recovery. She took the extra time to check on me regularly and even sat with me a few times when I was trying to process what had happened. Cassie is a top-notch nurse and MercyOne is fortunate to have such a caring nurse in the Cardio Care Unit.”
The patient credited Ms. Behr with ensuring the nominee’s comfort as well as offering positive encouragement during a battle with COVID-19. “I am forever grateful for everyone at MercyOne and will always be thankful for everything the staff did for me,” the nomination said.
The DAISY Foundation provides patients, families and co-workers an opportunity to honor nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate care. The foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of an auto-immune disease in 1999.
The DAISY (short for Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.
More than 2,500 health care facilities in countries and 50 states now honor extraordinary nurses with The DAISY Award.
To nominate a nurse for the DAISY Award, fill out the form online at MercyOne.org/daisy.