Awards and AccreditationRenown Regional Medical Center Nurse Recieves National Award
Renown Regional Medical Center Nurse Receives National Award
DAISY Award recognizes nurses who provide exceptional care
Reno, Nev.(March 1, 2007) –Miranda Adams, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care (ICU) unit at Renown Regional Medical Center was named the February recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The national award, given by the DAISY Foundation, recognizes nurses who provide exceptional care to patients and their families.
The nomination form cited the care that Adams gave to a young, head-injury patient as an example of her compassion. The nomination reads, “Miranda balanced providing emotional support to the family in addition to caring for the patient.” Specifically, Adams was proactive and aggressive in treating the patient and collaborated with the trauma physician and the neurosurgeon. She was instrumental in initiating rehabilitation for patient while in the unit, as well as rehabilitation referrals. Additionally, the nomination refers to Adams as a role model in the ICU; she precepts new nurses and shares her experiences with student and graduate nurses.
Adams graduated from the Orvis School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in May 2000. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Nevada, Reno.
About the DAISY Foundation
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation is a national organization devoted to helping fight diseases of the immune system. The Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 from complications of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a little-known autoimmune disease.
J. Mark Barnes, president of the DAISY Foundation, said, “When my son Patrick was critically ill, my family and I experienced the remarkable skill and care nurses provide to acutely ill patients every day and night. We created the DAISY Award to show nurses how special they are to patients and their families.”
The organization helps fund research to improve treatment for and ultimately cure ITP. Additional information about the DAISY Foundation can be found at www.daisyfoundation.org.
About DAISY and Renown Health
Tracy and Jere England of Truckee, California, were instrumental in bringing the DAISY Award to Renown Health, one of just 40 hospitals nationwide in which nurses currently are recognized with the award.
Several years ago, the England’s premature twin sons were hospitalized in Renown Regional’s Newborn Intensive Care Nursery. One son, Geoffrey, later died from medical complications. However, the Englands were so impressed by the quality of care given by the NICU nurses, they worked with the DAISY Foundation to present the award to nurses in that unit. Through the England family’s generous sponsorship, the nomination process is now open for nurses throughout Renown Health’s four-hospital system, where the DAISY Award is presented monthly.
“It means so much to us that the England family has worked to recognize Renown Health nurses in this very special way,” said Dana Dye, Chief Nursing Officer, Renown Health and Chief Operating Officer, Renown Regional. “Our nurses play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare, and it is important that we recognize what a significant difference they make. The DAISY Award is a terrific way to communicate this message.”
Each nurse presented with the DAISY Award receives a framed certificate, a handcrafted sculpture, a lapel pin, Cinnabon cinnamon buns (a favorite of Patrick Barnes), and a bunch of daisies.