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Lewis receives DAISY Award

Ashley Lewis

Ashley Lewis, a registered nurse in Emergency Services, received the DAISY Award at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center.

She was nominated for the award by a patient’s wife, who shared about a time when her husband came to the Emergency Room with concerning symptoms.

“Ashley smiled while taking his information and vitals, and she was a great listener and advocate between us and the doctor,” the nominator shared. “Our news was not good, but Ashley remained kind and very helpful. She is an excellent nurse and has a very kind and helpful personality.”

The couple ended up spending multiple hours in the Emergency Room, and when Lewis was on duty again — not as his nurse — she helped with their questions and concerns.

Lewis was honored during a celebration with her family and team members. She received a certificate, pin and sculpture.

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed in January 2000 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 from complications of an auto-immune disease. His family wanted to say, thank you to nurses everywhere by establishing a recognition program — The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses — to “honor the super-human work nurses do every day at the bedside.”

The DAISY Award is a merit-based award that honors clinical skill, leadership, strong patient care and compassion.

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