Furgason Wins December DAISY Award

Daisy1215-LeAnnFergason2Leann Furgason, RN, from Outpatient Surgery at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary is the winner of the December 2015 DAISY Award for Outstanding Nurses.

Lauren Taylor submitted the following nomination for Leann Furgason, RN:

“On a very busy day in Outpatient Surgery PACU, Leann stepped up to the plate to help 3 PACU RN’s in a great time of need.   We had 3 high acuity patients and were at the time, stretched very thin. Leann took time from her busy day to help us settle all of our patients.  She continued to help by emptying urinary catheter bags of patients on continuous bladder irrigation as well as providing a calming presence for all of our patients in the PACU.  She came in at just the right time not only for the patients, but for us, the nurses.  Her actions exemplified selflessness and did not go unnoticed!  Amazing asset here at St. Vincent and proud to have her as a co-worker.”

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.

Click here to learn more about the DAISY Award.