Sandra Hairston of Sovah Health – Martinsville has been honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
The nomination submitted read “I would like to nominate Sandra Hairston, RN, for the DAISY award. Sandra provides amazing patient care to all of her patients all of the time. She donates clothes to patients in need and has frequently given money to patients or her staff when they are in need. She goes out of her way to provide for her co-workers and is always so thoughtful in their time of need. Her patients are so well cared for and are always very complimentary of the care that she gives. Sandra is the epitome of what the DAISY award should be.”
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
“When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, CEO and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. “Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at Sovah Health are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”
“Sandra is the perfect candidate to receive a DAISY Award and I was honored to be a part of the ceremony,” said Barbara Seymour, Chief Nursing Officer at Sovah Health – Martinsville. “Her positive attitude and willingness to help others is what defines being an extraordinary nurse to receive the DAISY Award. She touches the lives of so many patients and their families every single day and she deserves to be honored.”