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January 20, 2022

The Medical Center Kicks Off Prestigious Awards to Recognize Staff

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas kicked off two prestigious awards this month to recognize the efforts of both nursing and hospital support staff.

DAISY Sunshine Kick Off

The DAISY Award

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. In late 1999, at the age of 33, Patrick Barnes was diagnoses with the autoimmune disease ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura). The DAISY Foundation was established by Barnes' family after he died from complications of ITP in 1999.

Patrick's family was so touched by the compassionate care both he and his family received while he was hospitalized. When he died, they felt compelled to say "thank you" to nurses in a very public way, so they created this award to recognize those outstanding nurses that go above and beyond every single day.

To nominate someone for the DAISY Award today, click here!

The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine award was established to honor support staff who provide compassionate, high quality care to patients. The Sunshine Award recognizes extraordinary non-nursing caregivers at the Medical Center, including patient care technicians and other vital team members.

While the DAISY Award recognizes nurses, the Sunshine Award recognizes the care team that supports the nursing staff and works closely with them to provide patients with the compassion and care they need. According to our Chief Nursing Officer, "DAISYs would not be able to grow without Sunshine."

To nominate someone for the Sunshine Award today, click here!

DAISY Sunshine Kick Off