Haywood Regional Medical Center Names Rebekah Ledford as Recipient of The DAISY Award
May 12, 2021
Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) recently presented The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ® for the second quarter winner of 2021. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. The DAISY Award recipient for this round of nominations is Rebekah Ledford, RN.
This quarter’s DAISY Award went to Rebekah Ledford, who works in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). She was recognized by a former patient who commended her exemplary care. Ledford was praised for being kind, professional, hard-working, knowledgeable. Her nominator said, “Rebekah was quick to take all my stress away! She is everything you think of when you think of a nurse.”
Said HRMC Chief Nursing Officer Susan Mahoney, “The DAISY Award is such an important recognition within our nursing staff, and this week’s was even more so, as we were able to present this honor during Nurses Week.”
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, by members of his family. 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. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) 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.
Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues. The award recipient is chosen by a committee at HRMC to receive The DAISY Award. Awards are presented throughout the year at celebrations attended by the Honoree’s colleagues, patients, and visitors. More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org