OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinios - Franciscan Health Olympia Fields is pleased to recognize registered nurse, Amanda Drea, as their latest Daisy Award recipient. Amanda, hired in 2012 as new graduate, was nominated by a former grateful patient.
Amanda, affectionately called "Mandy," of Tinley Park, IL, received a Daisy Award for her attentive behavior and patience shown toward an inpatient of the hospital.
"Mandy has one of the sweetest personalities I have met during my stays. It's a good feeling to know that your nurse knows what you need before you have to ask," said patient. "Mandy is an excellent nurse who makes it a pleasure to come to this hospital."
As part of this award, Amanda received a DAISY award pin, The Healer's Touch sculpture, a DAISY Award certificate and a box of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls to share with coworkers. Funding for the DAISY award presentation is provided by the Franciscan Health Foundation.
About The DAISY Award
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is an internationally recognized honor that was established in 1999 via the DAISY Foundation by members of the family of Patrick Barnes. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. Patrick Barnes was a 33-year-old husband and father of an infant daughter who died eight weeks after being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenia. The award was established to honor what his family perceived to be extraordinary kindness and compassion by the nurses caring for him during his illness. Cinnabons are given because when Patrick was too ill to have an appetite, at one point he was able to eat a Cinnabon his father had brought, and Patrick requested that Cinnabons be brought in the next day for not just him, but for the nurses as a thank you for their care. More information about the award can be found at daisyfoundation.org.