Candice McArthur wins Daisy Award

Candice McArthur, RN, was the November 2016 DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses winner at CHI St. Vincent. McArthur is a RN on 4 East at the daisy-candaceInfirmary.

Here’s an excerpt from her nomination letter, which was written by a coworker:

“When facing a life threatening illness a nurse who shows you compassion, understanding care and concern while patiently explaining exactly what is happening, what procedure or medicine is being administered and why is very much appreciated. Throughout her time of caring for me, she visited about family, my home, my little dog, fishing, etc. Others just whisked in and out while she seemed to take time to help me feel better. I was very glad to have the distraction from the monotony of every day lying in bed. Always smiling and visiting like she cared and I believe it was heartfelt.”

The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this national award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.